Journal of Addictive Behaviors,Therapy & RehabilitationISSN: 2324-9005

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Review Article, J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Incorporating Multicultural Factors Related To Prevention of Adolescent Suicide within Substance Abuse Treatment Settings

Valerie ED Russell1* and Ann M Melvin2
1Florida International University, USA
2University of Illinois Springfield, USA
Corresponding author : Valerie ED Russell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, Florida International University, College of Education, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, ZEB 238B, Miami, Fl. 33199, USA
Tel: 305-348-3865; Fax: 305-348-1515
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 04, 2013 Accepted: August 22, 2013 Published: August 24, 2013
Citation: Russell VED, Melvin AM (2013) Incorporating Multicultural Factors Related To Prevention of Adolescent Suicide within Substance Abuse Treatment Settings. J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-9005.1000109

Abstract

Incorporating Multicultural Factors Related To Prevention of Adolescent Suicide within Substance Abuse Treatment Settings

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among people age 15-24. In addition, adolescents in substance abuse treatment are at an even higher risk of suicidal behavior. Recent literature has also discussed the need to consider cultural differences when working with adolescents in substance abuse treatment who need suicide prevention and intervention because ethnic groups differ in rates of suicidal behaviors and context within which suicidal behavior occurs. Due to these alarming rates, developing a culturally competent suicide prevention program specifically for substance abuse treatment is essential. Therefore the purpose of this paper is to increase knowledge of factors related to ethnicity that can be incorporated into prevention of adolescent suicide within substance abuse treatment settings.

Keywords: Substance abuse treatment, Adolescents, suicidal behavior

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