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Substance abuse treatment readmission patterns of Asian Americans: comparisons with other ethnic groups.
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013 Jan; 39(1):23-7.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE

According to New York statewide substance abuse treatment and discharge data, Asians are a small minority who differ significantly from other racial-ethnic groups on income, primary language, treatment setting, substance abuse, referral source, and discharge status.

OBJECTIVES

The present study further compares alcohol and substance abuse service utilization patterns of Asians with those of Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics in New York State.

METHODS

Cox regressions were employed to examine the differences in treatment admission patterns among Asians and other ethnic groups, while controlling a number of demographic, treatment-related, and non-treatment-related factors. A sample of 408,158 clients was selected from the Client Data System of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for the analysis.

RESULTS

While Asians in general are less likely to use treatment services and to have multiple treatment admissions compared with other groups, those Asians with multiple admissions tend to show utilization patterns - the period of greatest risk for readmission, the rate at which readmissions occur, and the likelihood of readmission - similar to the other groups at each subsequent admission.

CONCLUSION

These findings suggest both similarities and differences in treatment readmission patterns between Asians and other clients of substance abuse treatment services. Future research on the cultural and linguistic factors related to Asians' recovery and service utilization patterns after the initial treatment experience may be particularly important for systems of care seeking to be responsive to Asians' needs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Albany, NY, USA. johnyu@oasas.ny.govNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22783932

Citation

Yu, Jiang, and Lynn A. Warner. "Substance Abuse Treatment Readmission Patterns of Asian Americans: Comparisons With Other Ethnic Groups." The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 39, no. 1, 2013, pp. 23-7.
Yu J, Warner LA. Substance abuse treatment readmission patterns of Asian Americans: comparisons with other ethnic groups. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013;39(1):23-7.
Yu, J., & Warner, L. A. (2013). Substance abuse treatment readmission patterns of Asian Americans: comparisons with other ethnic groups. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 39(1), 23-7. https://doi.org/10.3109/00952990.2012.694517
Yu J, Warner LA. Substance Abuse Treatment Readmission Patterns of Asian Americans: Comparisons With Other Ethnic Groups. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013;39(1):23-7. PubMed PMID: 22783932.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Substance abuse treatment readmission patterns of Asian Americans: comparisons with other ethnic groups. AU - Yu,Jiang, AU - Warner,Lynn A, Y1 - 2012/07/11/ PY - 2012/7/13/entrez PY - 2012/7/13/pubmed PY - 2013/6/12/medline SP - 23 EP - 7 JF - The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse JO - Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse VL - 39 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE: According to New York statewide substance abuse treatment and discharge data, Asians are a small minority who differ significantly from other racial-ethnic groups on income, primary language, treatment setting, substance abuse, referral source, and discharge status. OBJECTIVES: The present study further compares alcohol and substance abuse service utilization patterns of Asians with those of Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics in New York State. METHODS: Cox regressions were employed to examine the differences in treatment admission patterns among Asians and other ethnic groups, while controlling a number of demographic, treatment-related, and non-treatment-related factors. A sample of 408,158 clients was selected from the Client Data System of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for the analysis. RESULTS: While Asians in general are less likely to use treatment services and to have multiple treatment admissions compared with other groups, those Asians with multiple admissions tend to show utilization patterns - the period of greatest risk for readmission, the rate at which readmissions occur, and the likelihood of readmission - similar to the other groups at each subsequent admission. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest both similarities and differences in treatment readmission patterns between Asians and other clients of substance abuse treatment services. Future research on the cultural and linguistic factors related to Asians' recovery and service utilization patterns after the initial treatment experience may be particularly important for systems of care seeking to be responsive to Asians' needs. SN - 1097-9891 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22783932/Substance_abuse_treatment_readmission_patterns_of_Asian_Americans:_comparisons_with_other_ethnic_groups_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/00952990.2012.694517 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -