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Substance misuse and ethnic minorities

Substance misuse and ethnic minorities

an agenda for change

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Published by Council on Addiction for Northamptonshire in Northampton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Papers presented at a study day held by Northamptonshire Council on Addiction.

StatementVictor Adebowale ...[et al.] ; [edited by Robert John Burgess].
ContributionsAdebowale, Victor., Burgess, Robert John., Northamptonshire Council on Addiction.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15346456M
ISBN 100951128019
OCLC/WorldCa31607449

  A National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that % of African Americans have a substance use disorder, a number that is just about . substance misuse among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in prison and on probation. A previous internal literature review carried out by HMPPS (unpublished) in searched for high quality studies into the impact of interventions designed .

Ethnic and racial minorities Co-occurring disorders are particular problems that often affect people who also suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. These can include psychiatric problems like anxiety or depression, abuse of other drugs, as well as other illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse –, CAETANO, R., and HERD, D. Black drinking practices in Northern California. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse –, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, –

24 Belenko S: Behind bars: Substance abuse and America's prison population. New York, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Google Scholar. 25 Mumola CJ: Substance Abuse and Treatment, State and Federal Prisoners, Rockville, Md, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Crossref, Google Scholar. Although epidemiological and treatment outcome research involving substance use and abuse has improved among ethnic minority groups, this information has yet to be sufficientiy integrated. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the extent of drug and alcohol use and related problems among ethnic minority youth, including patterns of use.


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A common definition of “substance abuse” used by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is “a progressive disease marked by a state of powerlessness and the inability to manage one’s life,” and that dependence on alcohol or any other mind-altering drug results from a mindset that traps the user in a downward spiral of addiction and self-destruction.

This being said, the NSDUH Report publishes that between andAfrican Americans needed treatment for alcohol abuse or addiction less than that other ethnic or racial groups: % versus %, respectively.

Some minorities don’t suffer with substance abuse as much as the norm, but most do. In the year ofthe National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), estimated that no less than million Americans, (only counting Americans over the age 12), abused or were dependent on drugs or alcohol to one degree or another.

Different races may. Substance abuse research among racial, ethnic, and sexual minority populations historically has lagged behind that conducted with majority samples.

However, interesting and potentially important advances in prevention, brief interventions, and treatment have been made in the last few years, at least among some minority populations, such as Cited by: 9. In the same year, 27 million Americans reported dependence or misuse of illicit or prescription drugs 2.

Despite, relatively uniform rates of substance abuse among racial and ethnic populations, there is a disproportionate rate of drug arrests for African-Americans 3.

In addition, members of racial and ethnic minority groups are most likely to. Consequently, racial/ethnic minorities will require increased attention from policymakers so the Nation can understand, prevent, and address many of the social and economic problems that plague minority families and minority neighborhoods.

Beginning in the President’s Advisory Commission on Narcotic and Drug Abuse, and. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) for the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities (Short Title: Prevention Navigator).

The purpose of this program is to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance. According to the U.S. Census, ethnic minorities will constitute more than 50% of the population in the United States by the year (U.S.

Census Bureau, ).Past research reveals that various ethnic groups respond differently to substance abuse treatment (Marsh, Cao, Guerrero, & Shinn, ).Ethnic minority participants in some interventions have better outcomes than Whites (Covey et al. • Cannabis is the most commonly used drug across all ethnic groups and age groups.

• Rates of Class A drug use are higher among people from White or mixed ethnic background than among other ethnic groups. • Poly drug use is most common among White groups, compared with other ethnic groups. Behavioral Health Equity is the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location.

This includes access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental and substance use disorders. Substance abuse among the growing diversity of black and ethnic minority communities has strong implications for the provision of health care in substance abuse services.

Nurses and other health care professionals need to be aware of the existence of ethnic minorities. Substance Use in Ethnic Minority Youth Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 5(1) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Substance abuse problems among Native American youth leave a glaring blemish on this population that cannot be ignored.

Includes a selected article from Nancy Whitesell, PhD. Ethnicity and Health in America Series: Substance Abuse/Addiction in Native American Youth. The development and implementation of clinically effective interventions for alcohol misuse remains a priority for developed countries with high levels of harmful alcohol consumption.

w1 Such interventions rely on individuals recognising that they need help and then seeking it, but ethnic minorities may have particular problems with alcohol use yet may be constrained from seeking help. Historically people from certain minority ethnic groups report lower rates of drinking and fewer minority ethnic individuals present to alcohol services for problems related to alcohol misuse.

Some research shows that patterns of drinking in second generation minority ethnic groups may start to resemble the drinking habits of the general. According to the paper Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities put out by the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), “Residential location is of special importance in studies of the nature and extent of illegal drug use because sometimes considerable urban-rural differences exist in the distribution and dynamics of drug involvement within.

Article Summary. American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) comprise only % of the population, but they are at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse compared with other races. 1 Although alcohol is the most frequently abused substance in this community, illicit drug use is also on the rise, especially among Native American youth.

2 Substance abuse contributes to health. “Previous studies have suggested that ethnic minorities in MET report more success in reducing substance abuse than non-ethnic minorities, but the studies combined several ethnic groups. ABSB Enacts the Minority Mental Health Act to establish the division of minority mental health within the office of mental health, provides that such division shall be responsible for assuring that mental health programs and services are culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the needs of racial and ethnic minorities.

In spite of their general reluctance to initially attend treatment, substance abuse treatment programs appear to be as effective for ethnic minorities as they are for the majority population.

true In contrast to younger alcoholics, the elderly alcohol addict will. Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse Division of Epidemiology, Services & Prevention Research Executive Blvd, Room Bethesda, MD Prescription drug misuse (PDM) is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

One in five Americans report at least one lifetime incident of PDM. PDM has been studied extensively, yet there is limited inclusion of racial/ethnic minorities due to purportedly lower rates of PDM.

However, health .Certain racial and ethnic minority groups are over-represented in outpatient treatment for substance use disorder, yet they are less likely to complete treatment. This study used national data to determine if the relationship between race and treatment completion was the same when the primary substance of choice was alcohol, cocaine, marijuana.