• Richard IsralowitzEmail author
  • Patricia A. Findley
Part of the Advances in Mental Health and Addiction book series (AMHA)


This chapter introduces a remarkable, 20-year experience bringing together an international group of academic experts, social activists, and advocates with a common mission—promoting peace in the Middle East through joint initiatives addressing humanitarian concerns. The chapter informs about, the knowledge and experience acquired from a concerted, steadfast commitment to address drug use, addiction, and mental health issues in spite of political barriers and reoccurring obstacles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spitzer Department of Social WorkBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.School of Social WorkRutgers University, The State University of New JerseyNJUSA

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