A preliminary exploration of immigrant substance abusers from the former Soviet Union living in Israel, Germany and the United States: A multi-national perspective

Richard Isralowitz, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, Irmgard Vogt, Victor Chtenguelov

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Abstract

The Former Soviet Union (FSU) has historically been seen as having an unusually large population of individuals with alcohol problems. Since the fall of the communist regime, a growing drug abusing population has become visible. With the large migration of its residents to western countries and to Israel, the rates of alcohol and drug

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages119-136
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781317718734
ISBN (Print)0789019973, 9780789019967
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Germany
  • Heroin addicts in Former Soviet Union
  • Israel
  • Russian immigrants
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Isralowitz, R., Ashenberg Straussner, S. L., Vogt, I., & Chtenguelov, V. (2014). A preliminary exploration of immigrant substance abusers from the former Soviet Union living in Israel, Germany and the United States: A multi-national perspective. In International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions (pp. 119-136). Taylor and Francis.