Rehabilitation of the puerto rican addict: A cultural perspective

John Langrod, Lois Alksne, Joyce Lowinson, Pedro Ruiz

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Drug addiction has assumed major proportions in the Hispanic population. This paper questions whether treatment programs in Puerto Rican communities adequately relate their rehabilitative services to the realities of Hispanic culture. The experience of a clinic in the South Bronx is reviewed, and it is suggested that programs need to be aware of cultural differences, provide Hispanic staff to treat Hispanic patients, and build up acknowledged strengths, values, and folkways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-847
Number of pages7
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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