Ethnic and Multicultural Drug Abuse: Perspectives on Current Research

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1993-02-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Here in one volume is a compilation of cutting-edge research in the field of drug abuse research with specific ethnic-minority groups. This book suggests effective ways to conduct research and enhance research opportunities with such groups. Ethnic and Multicultural Drug Abuse includes summaries of ethnic-minority drug abuse literature and identifies knowledge gaps, highlighting areas in need of more research. The authors, most from African-American, American Indian, Asian Pacific-American, or Hispanic backgrounds, discuss topics related to the research development process, report research findings, and make research recommendations for African-Americans. They cover drug abuse research issues existing mainly among Asian Pacific-Americans and Hispanics and drug use patterns among a sample of American Indian youth and Alaskan youth. Throughout the book, informative chapters present guidelines for preparing competitive research proposals focus on studies of the major ethnic-minority groups examine adolescents and the homeless discuss theory and development provide extensive bibliographies for continuing research and study An excellent guide for facilitating the organization of a drug abuse research project emphasizing ethnic-minority issues, this much-needed book is a welcome resource for all professionals coping with the on-going struggle against drug abuse. It is a state-of-the-art book, full of helpful, practical information for counselors, researchers in the fields of mental health, drugs, and alcohol, and policy planners and administrators in the substance abuse field. Not only a guide and inspiration to persons contemplating a career in drug abuse research, Ethnic and Multicultural Drug Use serves as a useful training tool to assist in educating prospective drug abuse researchers at the graduate and upper level undergraduate levels.

Table of Contents

Developing a Competitive Research Proposalp. 1
Alcohol and Drug Use Among American Minoritiesp. 23
Methodological Issues in Conducting Substance Abuse Research on Ethnic Minority Populationsp. 59
Psychosocial Predictors of Substance Use Among Urban Black Male Adolescentsp. 79
Illicit Drug and Alcohol Use Among Homeless Black Adults in Sheltersp. 115
Cultural Sensitivity in Drug Treatment Research with African American Malesp. 157
Research on Drug Abuse Among Asian Pacific Americansp. 181
Hispanic Substance Use: Problems in Epidemiologyp. 211
Behavioral and Psychological Profiles of Cocaine Users upon Treatment Entry: Ethnic Comparisonsp. 231
A Structural Equation Model of Factors Related to Substance Use Among American Indian Adolescentsp. 253
Ethnicity and Drug-Taking Behaviorp. 269
Planning Programs for Prevention of Deviant Behavior: A Psychosocial Modelp. 313
Overview of Selected Federal Efforts to Encourage Minority Drug Abuse Research and Researchersp. 345
Indexp. 377
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