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An institutional ethnography of prevention and treatment services for substance use disorders in the Dominican Republic

Padilla, M; Colón-Burgos, JF; Parker, CM; Varas-Díaz, N; Matiz-Reyes, A; (2020) An institutional ethnography of prevention and treatment services for substance use disorders in the Dominican Republic. Global Public Health , 15 (5) pp. 691-703. 10.1080/17441692.2019.1701059. Green open access

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Abstract

The Dominican Republic is thought to have significant epidemics of illicit drug use but lacks surveillance and formal analyses of the policy context of drug prevention and treatment services. We conducted an institutional ethnography of 15 drug service organisations in Santo Domingo and Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, to explore barriers and resources for drug abuse prevention and treatment. Here, we present a typology of drug service organisations based on their services, methods, and approach. We then draw on interviews with representatives of drug service institutions to describe the primary barriers to drug treatment and prevention services for drug users. We conclude with a focus on the policy priorities that could improve the conditions of health care for marginalised drug users in the Dominican Republic.

Type: Article
Title: An institutional ethnography of prevention and treatment services for substance use disorders in the Dominican Republic
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1701059
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2019.1701059
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Dominican Republic, drug policy, drug service organisations, drug users, institutional ethnography, Anthropology, Cultural, Criminal Law, Dominican Republic, Health Policy, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Morals, Observation, Qualitative Research, Religion, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Substance-Related Disorders
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10181750
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