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Surveying for Substance Use Disorders in a free Health Clinic Setting


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Final presentation for the Scaife Advanced Student Medical Seminar by Miranda Greiner

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Surveying for Substance Use Disorders in a free Health Clinic Setting

  1. 1. Surveying for Substance UseDisorders among Latinos ina Free Health Clinic SettingA preliminary assessment.Miranda GreinerUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineMaya Health Alliance VolunteerScaife Fellow July 2012
  2. 2. JayDoc Free Health Clinic Jayhawk + Doctor = JayDocNote: I had nothing to do with the creation of this name.
  3. 3. NCDs(Noncommunicable Diseases) Versus SUDs (Substance Use Disorders)
  4. 4. National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2010: Adult Hispanics (Latinos) 2.5 million (8.7%) Latino adults in need of treatment foran alcohol use problem within past year Higher rates of binge alcohol use among Latino adults Higher rates of co-morbid mood and anxiety disorder inwomen and U.S.-born Latinos/as Higher rates of past month alcohol use, binge alcoholuse, and illicit drug use compared to those not born in theU.S.
  5. 5. Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Hispanic (Latino) Population  Less access to care  Wait longer to access SUD services  Unsatisfied with SUD services once they do enter treatment  Poorer outcomes after substance abuse treatment compared to European Americans
  6. 6. Variables that Predict Rates of Substance Use and Abuse among Latinos  Gender differences  Cultural values  Language  Heterogeneity in Latino groups Place of birth
  7. 7. Gender Differences Latinas are more likely to abstain from alcohol and illicitdrugs compared to Latinos. Latinas are less likely to abstain from alcohol if theyassociate more with U.S. cultural values.
  8. 8. Cultural Values  Dignity and respect  Spirituality and religion  Family support  “Personalismo”  “Simpatia”  Gender roles (patriarchy)
  9. 9. Relationship between English Proficiency and Substance Use and Abuse Adaptation to U.S. values with English proficiency Spanish-speakers reluctant to report substance use andabuse in surveys Loss of connection to family and culture with Englishproficiency Stresses related to minority status among individualsseeking acceptance in U.S. culture
  10. 10. Nature and Severity of Substance Use and ProblemsFunctional Integrative MotivationAnalysis of Treatment forSubstance Model Change Use Client Strengths and Resources
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  14. 14. AcknowledgementsThank You to the IRETA staff, theScaife Foundation, and allpresenters who contributed to thisprogram. I especially thank eachone of you for installing spirit intothe field of treating addictions.
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