There are 13 entries in this glossary.
Term Definition
Decolonization
  Decolonization is the process through which formerly colonized peoples seek political, economic and cultural emancipation. Decolonization can spur recovery movements via cultural revitalization movements that castigate alcohol and other drugs as tools of political and psychological colonization. In the framework of these movements, abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is an act of personal resistance and an act of cultural survival. Decolonization calls for protest and community building as an alternative to selfanesthesia and self-destruction (see Freedom, Genocide, Liberation).  
Denial
  Denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality. Denial seems to have a 'life of its own', telling one that dependency upon drug and/or alcohol is reasonable and even at times advisable.  
DependencyTransfer
  Dependency Transfer is the substitution of a positive addiction for a negative addiction. In Alcoholics Victorious, for example, recovery is viewed as a process of transferring dependence upon alcohol and other drugs to a dependence upon Christ. In the Oxford Houses, the environment is designed to facilitate members shift from a toxic dependency upon alcohol and other drugs to a ealth “prodependency” on peers (Nealon-Woods, et al.,1995).  
Desist
  Desist in the Islamic tradition, is the rejection of Al-Khamr (all things intoxicating). When the Prophet Mohammed attacked strong drink and drunkenness as an “infamy of Satan’s handiwork” and asked a crowd, “Will you then desist?” they responded, “We have desisted O Allah” (Badri, 1976, p. 3-5).  
Desistance
  Desistance in the Islamic tradition, is the rejection of Al-Khamr (all things intoxicating). When the Prophet Mohammed attacked strong drink and drunkenness as an “infamy of Satan’s handiwork” and asked a crowd, “Will you then desist?” they responded, “We have desisted O Allah” (Badri, 1976, p. 3-5).  

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  • Decolonization
      Decolonization is the process through which formerly colonized peoples seek political,
  • Denial
      Denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with re
  • DependencyTransfer
      Dependency Transfer is the substitution of a positive addiction for a negative addictio
  • Desist
      Desist in the Islamic tradition, is the rejection of Al-Khamr (all things intoxicating)
  • Desistance
      Desistance in the Islamic tradition, is the rejection of Al-Khamr (all things intoxicat