Mind the Gap: Bridging the Divide Between Current Binge Drinking Prevention and the Needs of Hispanic Underage Emerging Adults
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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.
KeywordsHispanic Emerging adult Alcohol Binge drinking Prevention Intervention
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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This was not an empirical study, and no human subjects were recruited.
This was not an empirical study, and no human subjects were recruited.
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