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Titolo:
Ethnic communities' vulnerability to involvement with illicit drugs
Autore:
Reid, G; Aitken, C; Beyer, L; Crofts, N;
Indirizzi:
Macfarlane Burnet Ctr Med Res, Ctr Harm Reduct, Fairfield, Vic 3078, Australia Macfarlane Burnet Ctr Med Res Fairfield Vic Australia 3078 078, Australia
Titolo Testata:
DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 8, anno: 2001,
pagine: 359 - 374
SICI:
0968-7637(200111)8:4<359:ECVTIW>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE-ABUSE; INITIATION; HISTORY; ALCOHOL; GENDER; SCHOOL; POLICY; HEALTH; USERS; LEVEL;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
78
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Reid, G Macfarlane Burnet Ctr Med Res, Ctr Harm Reduct, POB 254, Fairfield, Vic 3078, Australia Macfarlane Burnet Ctr Med Res POB 254 Fairfield Vic Australia 3078
Citazione:
G. Reid et al., "Ethnic communities' vulnerability to involvement with illicit drugs", DRUG-EDUC P, 8(4), 2001, pp. 359-374

Abstract

In this article, socio-economic and cultural factors which heighten vulnerability to involvement with illicit drugs and disproportionately impact upon ethnic minority communities are described. The concepts and themes derived from a review of international literature (mostly from the USA and other English-speaking nations) on factors associated with vulnerability to illicit drug use in ethnic minority communities worldwide were compared with theoutcomes of our own investigation into the involvement of ethnic communities in Victoria, Australia with illicit drugs. Several factors which increase vulnerability to illicit drug use were identified in the literature review; our research showed that the same determinants are at work among ethnic minority communities in Victoria. These factors are high unemployment, poorproficiency in English, poor access to education and lower educational attainment, inter-generational conflict, acculturation issues and peer pressure. These factors can be distilled into a more general underlying problem, which is that ethnic minority communities are socially and economically disadvantaged. Cultural and socio-economic handicaps heighten ethnic communities' vulnerability to involvement with the illicit drug market and use of illicit drugs, and that vulnerability is compounded by poor knowledge of drug treatment services and difficulties in gaining access to them.

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