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Drug Abuse Among Hispanics: A Brief Evidence-Based Guide for Providers

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Drug Abuse Among Hispanics is a guide that provides user-friendly information on what is known about the prevalence of drug use among Hispanics. It discusses the effects of drugs of use on the brain, especially on adolescent brain development. Included in this guide is the drug use prevention for Hispanic adolescents and the treatment of Hispanics with drug abuse problems.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Drug Abuse Among Hispanics: A Brief Evidence-Based Guide for Providers created by Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., Dharma E. Cortés, Ph.D., Felipe González Castro, Ph.D., Barbara López, Ph.D., Patricia E. Molina, MD, Ph.D., Hilda Pantín, Ph.D., Daniel A. Santisteban, Ph.D., and Keith A. Trujillo, Ph.D.



Publication Date:

May 1, 2007

Course Material Authors

Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.

Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., Director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Distinguished Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Dharma E. Cortés, Ph.D.

Dharma E. Cortés, Ph.D., Instructor, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge, MA

Felipe González Castro, Ph.D.

Felipe González Castro, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Barbara López, Ph.D.

Barbara López, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Patricia E. Molina, MD, Ph.D.

Patricia E. Molina, MD, Ph.D., Ashman Professor of Physiology, LSUHSC Alcohol Research Center, New Orleans, LA

Hilda Pantín, Ph.D.

Hilda Pantín, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor Director, Prevention Division, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Daniel A. Santisteban, Ph.D.

Daniel A. Santisteban, Ph.D., Research Professor, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Keith A. Trujillo, Ph.D.

Keith A. Trujillo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about drug abuse among Hispanics. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the prevalence of drug use among Hispanics and the effects of drugs on the brain and on adolescent brain development.

  2. Acknowledge the drug use preventive interventions for Hispanic adolescents.

  3. Explain the treatment of Hispanics with drug abuse problems.

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