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Culture & AODA Issues


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Culture & AODA Issues

  1. 1. Culture & AODA Issues <ul><li>What is culture? What constitutes a special population? </li></ul><ul><li>APA definition of culture: Ideas, beliefs and values that influence customs, norms, practices and social institutions </li></ul>
  2. 2. Approaches to Culture <ul><li>Emic - Viewing a culture through its own internal perspective, concepts and theories </li></ul><ul><li>Etic - Viewing a culture through an external perspective, concept or approach </li></ul>
  3. 3. Three Levels of Culture <ul><li>Concrete - The visible level of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral - Includes communication, customs & how social roles are defined </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolic - Includes values and beliefs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Culture & Recovery <ul><li>Is there a culture of addiction? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is considered “acceptable”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is considered “unacceptable”? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is there a culture of recovery? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is expected for AODA treatment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is viewed as prevention? </li></ul></ul>