Migrant workers seldom use conventional substance abuse treatments in the United States and in Mexico. Instead, they are using non-conventional treatments based on the 12-step modality, such as migrant-specific AA groups, fourth and fifth step AA groups, and 24 hour AA groups. This session will identify and describe these treatments, and suggest how similar treatments can be established to assist transnational populations. These treatments are affordable, draw on core cultural and religious beliefs, and can easily be initiated in one country and continued in another.
By the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: