Tools for Treating Aggression, Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence Among Latino Adults



The Pew Hispanic Center (Pew Hispanic Center (2011) Hispanics account for more than half of nation’s growth in past decade. States News Service, 25 Mar 2011. Biography in Context, link.galegroup.compps/doc/A252427330/BIC1?u=cobimet&xid=600d640d. Accessed 25 Jan 2017) reported that Latinos have become the largest minority group in the United States (US). Unfortunately, mental health disparities among this group exist including with regard to substance use and abuse and aggression. Thus, given the large number of Latino youth in the United States and the high prevalence of substance use and aggression among this group, there is an urgent need to develop effective treatments for Latinos. In this chapter, evidence-based procedures for the treatment of Latinos with substance-related disorders are discussed, and a set of treatment tools (in Spanish) are included. An overview of treatment options for Latinos with anger management issues is also provided.


Substance use Substance abuse Substance dependence Latinos Intervention Cultural factors Spanish 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad AlbizuSan JuanPuerto Rico

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