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NCJ Number: 119723 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of AIDS on the Chemical Dependency Field (From AIDS and Substance Abuse, P 3-14, 1988, Larry Siegel, ed., -- See NCJ-119722)
Author(s): R G Niven
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides an overview of the effects the AIDS epidemic might have on the provision of services to alcohol and other drug dependent or abusing persons.
Abstract: There will be few if any programs that will not be affected in some way by the AIDS epidemic, and all alcohol/drug programs need to maintain an up-to-date awareness of issues which may affect their patients or program. All patients entering programs should be screened, by sensitive thorough history taking, for risk of exposure to the HIV virus. All programs should have educational components designed to help their patients and significant others minimize risk of future exposure to the HIV virus. The chemical dependency field, in particular the major organizations in it, need to develop committees to deal with fiscal and public policy issues relevant to AIDS. The AIDS problem has the potential to resurrect some of the old conflicts in the chemical dependency field (i.e., alcohol v. drugs) and to pit certain groups against others (i.e., homosexual v. straight). 2 tables, 18 notes.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Drug dependence
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV epidemiology
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