Why rural African-American women who use cocaine mistrust women: The insider perspective
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J. Psychosoc. Nurs. Ment. Health Serv.
Little is known about the social networks of rural African-American women who use drugs, although the social networks of their urban counterparts have been characterized as small, mixed gendered, and distrustful of other women. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the characteristics of the social networks of rural African-American women, both users and non-users of drugs. Thirty rural women who used cocaine participated in in-depth qualitative interviews. Rural women who used drugs gave several reasons for their mistrust of other women and tended to have small social networks, which included family members and men to the exclusion of non-familial women. The findings of this study have implications for both research and practice.
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
"Why rural African-American women who use cocaine mistrust women: The insider perspective" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5989.