The Cultural Fit Factor in Developing Drug-Free Therapeutic Communities for Puerto Rican Addicts in the United States

  • Efren Ramirez


The purpose of my paper is to share with you my views on the particular cultural aspects that have to be taken into consideration when promoting rehabilitation services for Puerto Rican drug addicts and prevention services for Puerto Rican communities where addiction is endemic. My views are based on 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of the psychiatrically supervised drug-free therapeutic community system in Puerto Rico, it’s implementation in the United States in the last 12 years and in the Dominican Republic in the last 3 years.


Dominican Republic Mental Health Program Therapeutic Community Reentry Program Narcotic Addict 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Efren Ramirez
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  1. 1.Hogar CREA, Inc.New YorkUSA

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