Many professionals working with people living with HIV and alcohol and other drug addictions rely heavily on micro and mezzo-level interventions. The authors argue that although these approaches are effective for helping people living with some social problems they are too narrow for working effectively with HIV-positive and alcohol and other drug-addicted individuals. The authors use social construction theory to analyze the social problems of HIV/AIDS and addictions and make recommendations for macro-level interventions that may help curtail the dual problems of HIV and addictions.
Patterson, David Allen and Keefe, Robert H.
"Using Social Construction Theory as a Foundation for Macro-Level Interventions in Communities Impacted by HIV and Addictions,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 35
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol35/iss2/7