Victor Garcia, director of
MARTI-CBH and distinguished university professor in the Department of Anthropology, and colleagues at the Prevention Research Center published “Sociopolitical Contexts for Addiction Recovery: Anexos in U.S. Latino Communities” in the International Journal for Drug Policy.
The publication was selected for Editors’ Choice in the
journal. The editors in chief make the selection on the basis of the article’s
contribution to evidence, method, or theory in the fields of drug use research
and global drug policy.
His colleagues at the PRC, located in Oakland, California, are
Anna Pagano (lead author), Carlos Recarte, and Juliet Lee.
The article is based
on their R21 National Institute of Drug Abuse funded project, titled
“Mutual-Help Recovery Houses for Mexican and Central American Migrant Laborers
with Substance Use Disorders.”
are Alcoholic Anonymous recovery houses that were originally created in
Mexico and introduced to the United States by Mexican migrants to help their
compatriots with alcohol and other drug addictions. These recovery houses are often the only
resource for Latino migrants and immigrants in search of recovery.
The project, extended by an additional year,
is being conducted in Northern California.