Disparities in completion of substance abuse treatment among Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups in Los Angeles (LAC)
These findings have implications for targeting interventions for members of different API groups during their first treatment episode. Promising individual and service factors associated with treatment completion can inform the design of culturally appropriate treatment models.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Compare substance abuse patterns and trends among Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups in Los Angeles County. Identify individual and service-level factors associated with treatment completion among subgroups of first-time Asian and Pacific Islander treatment clients.
Keyword(s): Substance Abuse Treatment, Asian and Pacific Islander
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple research projects focusing on prescription drug abuse in LAC; development of strategic action plan and policy to reduce prescription drug abuse; medical marijuana users in LAC; Racial and ethnic disparities in substance abuse treatment completion; Explore the capacity of substance abuse treatment organizations to implement evidence-based, culturally competent practices in co-occurring disorder treatment, and to assess the impact of effective implementation on Latino treatment outcomes.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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