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1st Edition

Substance Abuse Prevention
A Multicultural Perspective

ISBN 9780415784719
Published January 16, 2019 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

In thirteen chapters, twenty-four authors share their analyses, concerns, and conclusions in several domains including the: meaning and dynamics of multiculturalism affecting prevention intervention, relative risks and knowledge gaps across ethnic groups, social trends affecting health risks and substance abuse, lessons learned from substance abuse research and prevention, role of the media, promises and limits of the new public health paradigm for assessment, policy development, assurance of preventive services, and social action and empowerment for prevention in partnership with the public.

Table of Contents


Foreword Dean Abdelmonem Afifi

Introduction Snehendu B. Kar and Felicia Sze

Part I Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Substance Abuse Prevention

Public Health Approaches to Substance Abuse Prevention: A Multicultural Perspective Snehendu B. Kar and Shana Alex

Multi-Ethnic Considerations in Community-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Research Mary Ann Pentz, Sadina Rothspan, Gencie Turner Mondrus, Silvana Skara, and Serineh Voskanian

Engaging Women/Mothers in Multicultural Community Organizing to Prevent Drug Abuse Gauri Bhattacharya

School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention: What Works, For Whom and How? Phyllis Ellickson

Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor in the Health Behaviors of African-American Male Adolescents Christopher Ringwalt, Philip Graham, Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Dorothy Browne, and Mallie Paschall

Part II Cultural Issues in Substance Abuse Prevention

A State of the Art Review of Latinos and Substance Abuse Melvin Delgado

Substance Abuse Prevention in African-American Communities Lawrence S. Brown, Jr. and Stanley John

The Complexities of Diversity: Substance Abuse among Asian Americans Saskia Karen Subramanian and David Takeuchi

Psychosocial Factors Influencing Substance Abuse in Black Women and Latinas Kathy Sanders-Phillips

Part III Policy and Community Issues for Substance Abuse Prevention 

Determinants of Effective School and Community Programs for Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse Prevention: Cross-Cultural Considerations C. Anderson Johnson

Alcohol and Tobacco Control: Legislative Strategies Ruth Roemer

Substance Abuse Prevention in a Multicultural Community: A Community Perspective Earl Massey, Raquel Ortiz, and Shana Alex

Summary and Implications Snehendu B. Kar, Kirstin L. Chickering, and Felicia Sze



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Dr. Snehendu Kar is a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair (Global Health), Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Asian American Studies, and the Founding Director of the Executive MPH program (CHS) at the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).