Crack cocaine use in rural migrant populations: Living arrangements and social support

Norman L. Weatherby, H. Virginia McCoy, Lisa R. Metsch, Keith V. Bletzer, Clyde B. McCoy, Mario R. De La Rosa

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Abstract

Correlates of crack cocaine use were studied among a targeted sample of migrant workers and their sexual partners (n = 571) in rural Southern Florida. Employment among men and recent drug-user treatment among men and women are positively related to crack use, as is involvement in crime and prostitution. Among women but not men, living with children is negatively related to crack use. Drug use and HIV prevention programs should intervene with individuals and their families and social groups. Migrant workers and their sexual partners also need effective drug-user treatment with long-term relapse prevention services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-706
Number of pages22
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume34
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Crack cocaine
  • Family
  • Migrant farmworker
  • Rural population
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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    Weatherby, N. L., McCoy, H. V., Metsch, L. R., Bletzer, K. V., McCoy, C. B., & De La Rosa, M. R. (1999). Crack cocaine use in rural migrant populations: Living arrangements and social support. Substance Use and Misuse, 34(4-5), 685-706. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826089909037238