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Author: Robert S. Halliday
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184650051
At a time when care of substance abuse addicts is one of the major concerns for families, the church and society in Mizoram, the doctoral work of Robert S. Halliday comes as a well –researched and instructive resource. I am glad that his work is being published for the benefit of people not only in Mizoram but for counselors, churches and organizations at large who are engaged in this important ministry of providing care for substance abuse addicts.
In Mizoram where the vast majority of the population is Christian, substance abusers are usually directed, as Robert Halliday observes, “to overcome their addiction through ‘Christian Counseling, where every problem is invariably seen as a moral problem for which the cure is to liberate one from personal sins. “Therefore in this book, Robert Halliday sets out to enquire whether the programmes of care provided for the substance abuse addicts are adequate to help them overcome their problems.
Highlighting a review of literature on the major types of treatment methods practiced in the world at large, Robert Halliday goes on to describe the treatment models in Mizoram, based on empirical field study of programmes of six bodies, namely Rescue Center, Damna In (Healing Home), Mission for Social Reforms, Holy Fire Team, the Revival Team, and Herald fro Christ. His interpretation and critical of the data makes interesting reading.
“At a time when care of substance I abuse addicts is one of the major concerns for families, the church and society in Mizoram the doctoral work of Robert S. Holiday comes as a well- researched and instructive resource. This work is not done for I the sake of a doctoral degree; it is an expression of a lifetime I commitment to integrative healing of persons with special needs in a complex society.”
= Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad, Principal, Aizawl Theological College
“It is a scholastic effort of exceptionally high standard and is most deeply appreciated since it has implications both for policy formulation and practice.”
= Dr. Kalpana M Desai, Reader and Head, Department of Social Work, Mizoram University
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Definition of the Different Terms Used in the Study
Review of Literature on the Major Types of Treatment Methods Available in the World
Treatment Models in Mizoram
Analysis and Interpretation of Data
Analysis of Data
Proposed Model of Care for Mizoram