Integrating Cultural Variables into Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment with Racial/ethnic Minorities
Castro, Felipe Gonzalez, Alarcon, Eduardo Hernandez, Journal of Drug Issues
A set of variables, identified as "cultural variables," is introduced as important descriptors of the life experiences of people from the major ethnic/racial minority groups in the United States. It is stated that most contemporary models for prevention and treatment of substance abuse are "culturally blind" to the effects of these cultural variables on the risk of substance abuse among racial/ethnic minority people. Accordingly, a viable strategy for culturally relevant research and program design is to integrate these cultural variables into extant models to create culturally rich models for research as well as for the development of prevention and treatment programs. The use of "model …
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Publication information: Article title: Integrating Cultural Variables into Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment with Racial/ethnic Minorities. Contributors: Castro, Felipe Gonzalez - Author, Alarcon, Eduardo Hernandez - Author. Journal title: Journal of Drug Issues. Volume: 32. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2002. Page number: 783+. © Florida State University for and on behalf of The Florida State University Board of Trustees Spring 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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