Accession Number PB2013-108770
Title Need for and Receipt of Substance Use Treatment among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 9p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The 2010 Census notes that non-Hispanic Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders make up about 5 percent of the countrys population. Between 2000 and 2010, the Asian American or Pacific Islander population grew by over 43 percent, while the total population grew by 9.7 percent. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is committed to reducing disparities in access to and quality of care for racial and ethnic minorities. The overall health and well-being of the Nation is improved by the extent to which the entire population has access to substance use treatment when it is needed. Understanding whether Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders seek and receive specialty treatment may help improve outreach and treatment programs for this population.
Keywords Asian Americans
Drug treatment programs
Ethnic minorities
Illicit drugs
Low income groups
Pacific Islanders
Poverty
Racial minorities
Socioeconomic status
Substance use treatment


 
Source Agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
44L - Health Care Needs & Demands
Corporate Author Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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