Drug Use Among Mexican Migrant Farmworkers

  • Description: Types of drug use and social factors associated with them will be identified in a field study among Mexican migrants working in the mushroom farms of southeast Pennsylvania.  A community ethnography, including direct observation, focus groups, and informant interviews, and 15 case studies with representative migrants will be used to describe the role of normative and deviant behavior underlying the increased drug use.

    Principal Investigator: Victor Garcia
    Consultant:  Edward Gondolf

    Source of funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Type of Study: Field Study
    Effort: 5%
    Contract length: 2 years
    Period: June 2004 to June 2006
    Total Amount: $136,000 (administrative support contributed "no charge" by MAATI)