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Office meets dynamic challenges of diversity

Although drug abuse touches the lives of people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, its consequences are borne unequally. Members of minority populations often experience far worse outcomes than whites despite similar rates of addiction. Most notably, two other epidemics closely related to drug abuse—HIV infection and criminal justice involvement—are significantly higher among some racial and ethnic minorities than among other groups.


Whitten, L. (2011). Office meets dynamic challenges of diversity. NIDA Notes, 23(5).