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Concurrent substance use and comorbid mental health issues tend to be correlated with numerous socioecological indicators (e.g., community violence exposure; low community connectedness) as well as both interpersonal (e.g., family relationships) and intrapersonal (e.g. perceived empowerment) experiences. The purpose of this study was to examine alcohol and concurrent drug use patterns among Hispanic adolescents in an underserved community as well as associations with community ecology (e.g. access to drugs and alcohol; community connectedness), family dynamics, and intrapersonal domains of self-efficacy and empowerment. Such research may help in supporting target treatment and prevention.

FUNDING: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Drug Free Communities (DFC). Award #SP020019-01 (PI: Robert J Reid, PhD)



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