Individualized Substance Abuse Summary

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The author’s presents a review of various individualized substance abuse treatment therapies and their contribution to adolescent African American males who abuse drugs. Reality Therapy and Afrocentric perspective help to change self-destructive behaviors by increasing self-esteem and self-confidence by focusing on the individual’s strengths. This is a helpful source in understanding how embracing an individual’s culture can be beneficial in the recovery of substance abuse. Social Workers can enhance their clinical practice by becoming cultural competent in African American history to help with the systematic decrease of African American males who abuse drugs and as a result harm other systems.

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