Substance Misuse Among Indigenous Peoples of Canada: The Problem of Inhaling Solvents Among the Cree and Blackfoot of Alberta

Substance Misuse Among Indigenous Peoples of Canada: The Problem of Inhaling Solvents Among the Cree and Blackfoot of Alberta

By: Kathryn Irvine (author)Hardback

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This study explores the lived experiences of indigenous people who formerly used solvents and identifies the factors that helped them to stop using. Working from a strengths perspective, this study challenges the how of modern racism in the discourse of the academy and media to develop a compassionate response. Grounded in a research paradigm valuing relational knowledge-building and the co-creation of understandings, this study works in the Gadamerian tradition of hermeneulic phenomenology and uses creative nonfiction accounts that trace the initiation of solvent use, the function that using solvents served, and the turning points that provided the motivation to change in order to better understand the factors contributing to the cessation of solvent use. Co-authored understandings illuminate stories of hope, resiliency, strength and the important social issues surrounding solvent use and its cessation in ways that help us begin to inform and transform the milieu of our social work education, research, policy-making and practice. This work will appeal to frontline workers in the helping professions as well as scholars in Social Work, Human Services and Indigenous Studies.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773415959
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780773415959
  • ISBN10: 0773415955

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