"CIFFTA Study Sub-Analyses", Karina Gattamorta, PhD, PI

This study conducted secondary analysis of data collected from the Culturally Informed, Flexible Family Therapy for Adolescents (CIFFTA) study to examine the relationship between mental health and substance abuse in Hispanic adolescents.

One set of analyses examined the role of psychiatric symptoms and family characteristics on retention in treatment and predictors of heavy drug use. Another analysis examined whether psychiatric profiles were associated with varying rates of drug use and age of initiation of alcohol and illicit drug use. Manuscripts have been accepted for publication in Substance Use and Misuse and The Counseling Psychologist. This study was funded by a Diversity Supplement from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA027920-04S1; PI Santisteban)