Substance Abusing Latinos: Current Research on Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment
Mario De la Rosa, Lori K. Holleran, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Psychology Press, 2005 - Self-Help - 196 pages
Discover the role culture, family, and environment have in the prevention of Latino substance abuse
Information about the substance abuse behaviors among Latino populations has been limited. Substance Abusing Latinos: Current Research on Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment fills this void by presenting the latest research on the epidemic of substance abuse now afflicting the Latino community. Ethnic differences are reviewed, including specific studies covering gang members, low-income urban women, risky behaviors, and language preference indicators of acculturation. This book does more than simply present the research—it discusses effective treatment strategies to help practitioners provide quality, culturally competent care to lacking Latino populations.
Latinos, the largest minority in the United States, have an increasing alcohol and illicit drug use problem. Culture, acculturation, and language hold powerful sway in the research of Latino/a substance abuse. Substance Abusing Latinos: Current Research on Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment delves deeply into troubling issues such as gang membership, sexual abuse, the lack of healthy family role models, the effects of different levels of acculturation, the lack of health insurance, and rampant involvement with the criminal system. The research is used as a foundation to focus on the latest advances of substance abuse prevention and culturally competent intervention programs.
Each chapter is extensively referenced to reinforce research.
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A Review of the Literature
Substance Abuse Among Puerto Rican and Dominican Gang Members in a Small City Setting
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Drug Use Among LowIncome Urban Puerto Rican Women
Risky Sexual and Drug Use Behaviors
Acculturation Status and Substance Use Prevention with Mexican and MexicanAmerican Youth
Culturally Competent Intervention with Families of Latino Youth at Risk for Drug Abuse
Psychiatric Family and EthnicityRelated Factors That Can Impact Treatment Utilization Among Hispanic Substance Abusing Adolescents
Factors Associated with Drug Treatment Entry Patterns Among Hispanic Women Injection Drug Users Seeking Treatment
HIVAIDS Prevention Practice with Latinoa Substance Abusers An Interview with Jennifer Herrera
The Story of a BiCultural Latina Addict
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