Place and space - The where and why of drug-use location among rural African American women
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Fam. Nurs.
rural African American women; drug-use location; risk reduction; qualitative research; children; CHILDREN; MOTHERS; COCAINE; Family Studies; Nursing
Increasing drug use among rural African American women and its effect on children warrants investigation. This article describes drug-use locations of rural African American women who use cocaine and construct their lives to conceal it from children. During 4 years, a 30-respondent ethnography was conducted. Data from in-depth interviews and field notes were analyzed for recurrent themes and patterns of drug-use location using NVivo. Most respondents with children used most often outside their households. One third (n = 10) used within their households when children were away or in designated spaces off limits to children. More respondents (n = 11) without children at home used in non-designated spaces; in contrast, few respondents (n = 2) with children at home used in non-designated spaces within the household. Most respondents thought they were successful at concealing their cocaine use. Implications for choice of space and place of drug use for themselves and their children are discussed.
Journal of Family Nursing
"Place and space - The where and why of drug-use location among rural African American women" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5991.