Mind the Gap: Bridging the Divide Between Current Binge Drinking Prevention and the Needs of Hispanic Underage Emerging Adults

Mariya Petrova, Charles R. Martinez, Jennifer Jean-Jacques, Heather H. McClure, Hilda Pantin, Guillermo Prado, Seth J. Schwartz

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Abstract

In this article, we highlight the urgent public health need for prevention of heavy episodic drinking among underage Hispanic emerging adults in the USA. We outline the current state of binge drinking prevention programming and contrast it with the unique cultural, social, and developmental realities of this population using an ecodevelopmental framework (Szapocznik and Coatsworth 1999). Finally, we advance specific recommendations for the development and delivery of culturally tailored, multisystemic binge drinking prevention programs for underage Hispanic emerging adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1114-1124
Number of pages11
JournalPrevention Science
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2019

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Binge drinking
  • Emerging adult
  • Hispanic
  • Intervention
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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