Garcia Receives Editors’ Choice Recognition for Publication on Treatment and Latino Immigrants

Posted on 11/14/2016 10:38:17 AM

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.”

Anexos 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.