ERIC Number: ED064007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Chicano Addict: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Rehabilitation in a Treatment and Prevention Program.
Aumann, Jon; And Others
Exploring a Phoenix, Arizona, drug rehabilitation program oriented toward the Chicano addict was the purpose of this study. The study related to 3 major variables influencing the rehabilitation process: (1) characteristics of the Chicano addict, (2) characteristic life style patterns considered in the rehabilitation process, and (3) the extent to which the rehabilitation process is geared to meet the Chicano addict's needs. Case records of 232 addicts composed the study population. In-depth interviews using predetermined questionnaires and non-directive interview techniques were conducted with 22 of the addicts. Information was also obtained from program administrators and staff to determine (1) program policy and services, (2) interpretation of findings, and (3) assessment of the community service network. Findings indicated that (1) a large proportion of addicts were males, (2) the largest number were between 23 and 27 years of age upon entering the program, (3) they were in their first marriage and had dependent children, (4) most were Catholic and Mexican American, (5) most were from barrios and had received 8 to 11 years of education, (6) most had relied typically on illegal activities for income (those with legitimate jobs had unskilled labor occupations), (7) heroin was the most common drug problem, and (8) most had been arrested 3 or more times and were convicted 1 to 2 times. Recommendations were to design an outreach program to attract female students and to continue to locate rehabilitation programs for Chicano addicts in barrios. (NQ)
Descriptors: Drug Addiction, Drug Therapy, History, Literature Reviews, Mexican Americans, Rehabilitation Programs, Research, Socioeconomic Background, Tables (Data)
Valle Del Sol, Inc., 1209 South 1st Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85003 ($3.00 plus handing)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Valle Del Sol, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.