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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Prevention of Substance Abuse Among ethnic Minority Youth
Prevention of substance abuse among ethnic minority youth

Drug use among adolescents continues to be a national concern. The percentage of high school seniors who acknowledged that they had tried an illicit drug increased from 55% to 66% between 1975 and 1981 (Johnston, O'Malley, & Bachman, 2000). After a decline to a low of 41% by 1992, the rate rose again to 54% by 1997 and has remained at that level (Johnston et al., 2000). The specific drugs with the highest percentage of youth reporting lifetime use in 2000 are alcohol (80.3%), marijuana (48.8%), cigarettes (62.5%), smokeless tobacco (23.1%), and amphetamines (15.6%) (Johnston et al, 2000). Moreover, the age of first use is lowering. As many as 20% ...

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