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Association between immigrant status and history of compulsory treatment in a national sample of individuals assessed for drug use disorders through the swedish public welfare system
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
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2012 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 47, no 1, 67-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In-person interview data from 13,903 individuals assessed for a drug use disorder in the Swedish welfare system from 2002-2008, were analyzed using logistic regression methods. Second generation immigrants with non-Scandinavian parents were 41% more likely to report a history of compulsory treatment compared to those born in Sweden to Swedish parents after controlling for age, gender, education, mental health treatment homeless status history, and criminal justice history. Implications include the need to study acculturation, stigma, and discrimination-related factors as well as to promote culturally competent outreach to immigrant populations.

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2012. Vol. 47, no 1, 67-77 p.
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immigration, addiction, drug use disorders, health disparities, compulsory treatment, Sweden
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Substance Abuse Psychiatry Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52021DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2011.628736ISI: 000298856100007OAI: diva2:506718
Available from: 2012-02-29 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2013-08-08Bibliographically approved

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