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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Disparities in the Level of Care Placement of African American and Caucasian Youth with Substance Use Disorders

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Mesfin Mulatu; Deirdre Rice-Reese

All Authors for this paper: Mesfin Mulatu; Deirdre Rice-Reese; Darren Fulmore; Kimberly Leonard

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Racial disparities in access to substance abuse (SA) treatment services are multifaceted. In this study, we explored racial disparities in the level of care placement, using data collected from 4,384 youth aged 12-17 years (73% males; 26% African American; 74% Caucasian) admitted into CSAT funded substance abuse treatment programs throughout the US. Logistic regression analysis revealed that African American youth were less likely to be placed into outpatient and continuing care programs but more likely to be placed into intensive outpatient and higher-level residential programs than their Caucasian counterparts, even after controlling for potential covariates. Implications to improving access to appropriate care are discussed.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM