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‘Spirituality’ and ‘cultural adaptation’ in a Latino mutual aid group for substance misuse and mental‘Spirituality’ and ‘cultural adaptation’ in a Latino mutual aid group for substance misuse and mental health

  • Author(s): Anderson, Brian T
  • Garcia, Angela
  • et al.
Abstract

A previously unknown Spanish-language mutual aid resource for substance use and mental health concerns is available in Latino communities across the USA and much of Latin America. This kind of ‘4th and 5th step’ group is a ‘culturally adapted’ version of the 12-step programme and provides empirical grounds on which to re-theorise the importance of spirituality and culture in mutual aid recovery groups. This article presents ethnographic data on this organisation.

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