God Forbid! Substance Use Among Religious and Nonreligious YouthAmong a predominately Mexican and Mexican American sample of preadolescents, religiosity protected against lifetime alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use and recent alcohol and cigarette use when religious affiliation was controlled. When religiosity was controlled, however, adolescents with no religious affiliation and adolescents who were religiously affiliated reported similar substance use outcomes. Interaction effects demonstrated that the protective effect of greater religiosity operated more strongly in some religions than in others for selected outcomes. Overall, the impact of religiosity on reported drug use did not differ significantly for more and less acculturated Latino youth. Initiation into substance use at this age is of special concern given that early drug use places an individual at greater risk for later use M. Yet adolescence is also a period of attachment transitions and religious changes Granquist, Compared with adults, adolescents are more likely to be searching for purpose and identity L.
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Healing through social and spiritual affiliation. People listen to you and give you advice and you leave feeling light. For many of these youth, Catholicism may be an integral part of their Mexican heritage and culture. Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal.Accessed 5 Feb ? Moral law at the service of life Religiosity was dichotomized into not religious not at all involved, involved just a little. A study of predominately Latino adolescents fou.
Article Google Scholar Steinman, K. The aediction who participated in the in-depth interviews were those who had undergone a religious "treatment" for drug addiction and who had been abstinent for at least six months. Informed Consent Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. Some researchers have explored behavioral and attitudinal domains of religiosity simultaneously.
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Religious intervention and recovery from drug addiction. Departamento de Psicobiologia. In-depth interviews were held with 85 former drug users who had turned to non-medical religious resources for the treatment of their drug addiction and who were free from drugs for at least six months. The religious groups included in the analysis were Catholics, Evangelicals and Spiritualists. The interviews contained questions relating to sociodemographic data, the religiosity of the interviewee, his or her history of drug consumption, medical treatment for drug addiction, religious treatment and prevention of drug consumption through religion. The group that most used religion as an exclusive form of treatment was the Evangelicals, who rejected the intervention of a doctor andr any kind of pharmacological treatment. The Spiritualists most turned to therapeutic support for alcohol dependence, as well as conventional treatment, on account of their greater purchasing power.