Explanatory models of addictive behaviour among native German, Russian-German, and Turkish youth.

@article{Penka2008ExplanatoryMO,
  title={Explanatory models of addictive behaviour among native German, Russian-German, and Turkish youth.},
  author={Simone Penka and Hannah M Heimann and Andreas Heinz and Meryam Schouler-Ocak},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 Suppl 1},
  pages={36-42}
}
In Germany, the public system of addiction treatment is used less by migrants with addictive disorders than by their non-migrant counterparts. To date, the literature has focused primarily on language, sociocultural factors, and residence status when discussing access barriers to this part of the health care system. However, little attention has been paid to cultural differences in explanatory models of addictive behaviour. This is surprising when we consider the important role played by… CONTINUE READING
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