5302.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Substance Abuse Among the Asian American and Pacific Islanders

To accomplish the objectives of a White House Executive Order issued in June 1999 to improve health and reduce social disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) appointed 14 members to the NIDA AAPI Workgroup. The Workgroup's first meeting in December 1999 and a subsequent position paper identified a severe lack of reliable data in almost all areas of relevant research and a weak research infrastructure. Workgroup recommendations encompass five goals: to improve research knowledge, career development and training, research dissemination, and services to the AAPI. Based on the Workgroup's findings, we propose a session, titled above, as part of the APHA Asian Pacific Islander Caucus program. The session will consist of seven parts: 1) Introduction (5 min); 2) Substance abuse among diverse AAPI groups - National survey results (10 min); 3) Adolescent substance abuse among AAPIs - What is known? (10 min); 4) Substance abuse services utilization among AAPIs - Barriers to care (10 min); 5) Substance use aspect of AIDS/HIV among AAPIs (10 min); 6) Issues in the etiology of substance abuse among AAPIs - metabolic sensitivities and environmental risk and protective factors (10 min); and 7) Recommendations for improving AAPI research and services for and by the AAPI (10 min). A 3-minute discussion time will be added to each topic. The session will draw from works and presentations by the Workgroup, augmented by presentations by leading researchers in the field
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Rumi K. Price, PhD, MPE
Organizer(s):Tooru Nemoto, PhD
8:30 PMSubstance Abuse among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Current State of Research
Rumi K. Price, PhD, MPE
8:35 PMMyths and Truths: Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Services Utilization among Five Nationally Representative Samples of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Rumi K. Price, PhD, MPE
8:45 PMAlcohol and Other Drug Use Among Adolescent Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California
Mamie Wong, PhD, Greg Austin, PhD
8:55 PMSubstance Use, Intervention Needs, and Risk and Protective Factor Profiles among Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese and Caucasian Adolescents in Hawaii
Renee Klingle, PhD, Michael Miller, PhD
9:05 PMSubstance Abuse Services Utilization among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Ford II. Kuramoto, DSW
9:15 PMSubstance Abuse among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Research and Policy Recommendations by the NIDA Workgroup
Ford II Kuramoto, DSW, NIDA Workgroup on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Drug Abuse
Sponsor:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
Cosponsors:Epidemiology; Social Work; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA