Hispanic Substance Abuse Prevention

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According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the greater extents of substance abuse among younger Hispanic students are severe and a challenging public health concern since the early age of initiation, they have been associated with increased risk of serious substance abuse related problems and addiction. Adult Hispanics report lesser drug use rates than grown up non-Hispanic Whites. Therefore, the central drive of this research is to address, prevent and decrease the probability of substance abuse by Hispanic students of two high schools from Osceola County by at least 3% in approximately one year. To reach this goal, the writer suggested that the students of this study must take part every other day after classes
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Journals with particular application to substance abuse prevention with Hispanic students and families are going to be reviewed. The researcher will pinpoint prior findings and evolving issues that could direct the design of future drug abuse prevention research and its implementation with Hispanic student populations. Thus, Hispanic students are the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in Osceola County (122,146) 45.5%. They are also at high risk for illicit substance use. In this research, the writer will address, analyze and deliberate through the Hispanic students’ substance abuse prevention strategies centered on logical ideas; working with parents, schools, and societies to ensure that Hispanic students, especially the most underprivileged, grow and stay well and safe into old age. For every resource used in the prevention, additional means may be evaded in future social wellbeing, and delinquency costs. The key objective of substance abuse prevention is to help young Latino students to avoid using or to restrict addiction of illicit drugs subsequently; this paper will highlight the pre¬vention of the initiation of a drug habit and the delay of drug use situations. Research results from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA-2015), have revealed that prevention campaigns encompassing students, parents, schools and the media are proficient in…show more content…
Also, the city of Kissimmee, the county base, is 18 miles nearby the Orlando area. Poinciana is a sector considered part of Kissimmee. It was created in 1960 and lies southwest of Kissimmee and about 14 miles east of Haines City. It is a rapidly emerging region of Central Florida. Further, Osceola County is one of the counties in the State of Florida. As of 2014, its estimated population was 310,211. Furthermore, the largest Osceola County racial/ethnic groups are Hispanic (47.9%) followed by White (37.7%) and Black (9.4%). Tourism leads Osceola's economy, serving as an entrance to Disney World and other Central Florida attractions located in the proximities to the larger Orlando area. The 20% residents of Osceola have a bachelor’s degree and as of 2010-2014, the per capita income is $18,996, which is lower than the regular state income of $26,499 and is considerably inferior to the nationwide average of $28,555. Osceola County’s median household income is $44,551. Some 18.3% of Osceola County residents live in poverty. Osceola School District's student population of 58,204 students has grown by 12% over five years. This school district has a graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 95% over five years. (Florida Demographic statistic,
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