The social determinants of substance abuse in African American baby boomers: effects of family, media images, and environment.

@article{Pope2010TheSD,
  title={The social determinants of substance abuse in African American baby boomers: effects of family, media images, and environment.},
  author={Robert C. Pope and Margaret L Wallhagen and Harvey Davis},
  journal={Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          246-56
        }
}
Grounded theory methodology was used to explore the social processes involved in the use of illicit drugs in older African Americans as an underpinning to the development of approaches to nursing care and treatment. Interviews were conducted with six older African American substance users who were currently in drug treatment programs. Responses to the questions were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using constant comparative methods. Three core themes emerged: (a) family, (b) media images… CONTINUE READING

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