Exploring culturally-based drug resistance strategies used by American Indian adolescents of the Southwest

Scott K. Okamoto, Donna E. Hurdle, Flavio Marsiglia

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Abstract

This article presents the findings of a qualitative research study conducted with a group of 19 American Indian students attending a semi-urban middle school in the Southwest. Participants in small gender-specific focus groups reported on the strategies they most commonly use to avoid offers of alcohol and other drugs. Three primary strategies were identified: (1) redirecting, (2) avoiding/leaving, and (3) refusing. Implications for culturally-based substance abuse prevention are discussed, and suggestions for the incorporation of these strategies are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-59
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education
Volume47
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

Keywords

  • Adolescent substance prevention
  • American Indian
  • Culturally-based programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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