Influences of immigration stress and occupational exploitation on Latina seasonal workers’ substance use networks: a qualitative study

Mariano Kanamori, Cho Hee Shrader, Sara St. George, Taylor Adkins, Tyler S. Bartholomew, Mariana Sanchez, Mario de la Rosa

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Abstract

US female Latina seasonal farm workers (LSW) are a medically underserved community experiencing severe health disparities. We explored the relationship between alcohol and prescription medication, and LSW social networks using a qualitative approach. In 2015, this study used convenience sampling to recruit 28 LSWs in South Florida for three focus group discussions in Spanish. Focus groups were translated to English for analysis, which employed a general inductive approach. Themes included prescription medication distribution within networks, spirituality/religion practice with friends and family, and alcohol use with friends. Substance abuse prevention and treatment interventions should account for the unique needs of LSW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Latino seasonal workers
  • immigration stress
  • qualitative research
  • social network
  • substance misuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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