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NCJ Number: 229935 Find in a Library
Title: Young Adult, Rural, African American Stimulant Users: Antecedents and Vulnerabilities
Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  Volume:8  Issue:4  Dated:October-December 2009  Pages:378-399
Author(s): Teresa L. Kramer; Xiaotong Han; Brenda M. Booth
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R01 DA 015363
Document: TEXT
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study focuses on 18- to 21-year-old African-American stimulant users in the Arkansas Mississippi Delta.
Abstract: Early initiation of substance use appears to be an alarming trend among rural minorities. Most participants had no high school diploma and were unemployed; 74.5 percent had already been arrested. Substance use was initiated early, and nearly all of the men and three quarters of the women already met criteria for lifetime abuse or dependence. Only 18 percent reported they had ever received substance abuse treatment. The results suggest that substance use interventions in rural communities will require multi-faceted strategies addressing economic, educational, and healthcare disparities. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Black/African Americans; Juvenile delinquency in rural areas; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug treatment; Mississippi; Rural area studies
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