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Title: Ecology of Alcohol and other Drug Use: Helping Black High-Risk Youth
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
United States of America
Editor(s): Ura Jean Oyemade Ph.D.; Doris Brandon-Monye
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 242
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Publication Number: (ADM)90-1672
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the proceedings from the Human Ecology Forum held at Howard University, “The Ecology of Substance Abuse: Toward Primary Prevention Among High-Risk Youth,” October 26-27, 1987.
Abstract: The conference provided a forum for sharing information from a broad spectrum of disciplines, with the goal of formulating a definitive model for primary prevention of substance abuse among Black high-risk youth. The four plenary session presentations addressed the implications of alcohol and other drug use for Black America; the second cocaine epidemic; prevention models that target Black youth at high risk for substance abuse; primary prevention of substance abuse based a public health perspective applied in an urban environment; and an ecological model for the prevention of drug use. Summaries are provided of the 10 panel sessions. One addressed the incidence of substance abuse, and another focused on family, cultural, and environmental risk factors related to substance use among high-risk Black youth. Two other sessions considered the interaction of health and nutrition and international dimensions of drug trafficking. Another panel session discussed the pharmaceutical industry and whether it is “friend or foe” in the fight against substance abuse. Other sessions addressed systemic factors related to substance abuse; prevention models for high-risk Black youth that focus on the family and religion; the use of education and the media in prevention models for high-risk Black youth; the involvement of industry and government in substance-abuse prevention models for high-risk Black youth; and the involvement of health-care and civic organizations in prevention models for high-risk Black youth. Appended presentation of the forum background, the faculty list for the forum, and a fact sheet
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Alcohol abuse prevention; Black/African Americans; Drug prevention programs; Drug smuggling; Environmental influences; Juvenile drug abusers
Note: OSAP Prevention Monograph-7
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