The Relative Importance of Immigrant Generation for Mexican Americans’ Alcohol and Tobacco Use from Adolescence to Early Adulthood

S.Kopak

Dr. Albert M. Kopak is an Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He completed his doctoral work in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University.

While working at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), Dr. Kopak became interested in what influences drug use among the Latino youth. This has been a central to his research interest ever since, but also is interested in broader issues related to drug use, dependence, and substance use disorders among offenders in the criminal justice system. He recently published a paper titled: ‘The Relative Importance of Immigrant Generation for Mexican Americans’ Alcohol and Tobacco Use from Adolescence to Early Adulthood’ in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. ...read more

Kopak, A. M., Proctor, S. L., & Hoffmann, N. G. (2012). An assessment of the compatibility of current DSM-IV and proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for cannabis use disorders. Substance Use & Misuse, 47(12), 1328-1338.

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Addictive Behavior, 37(6), 722-728.

Proctor, S. L., Kopak, A. M., & Hoffman, N. G. (2012).

Click here for: Family warmth and delinquency among Mexican American and White youth: Detailing the causal variables.

Journal of Juvenile Justice, 1(2), 52-67.

Kopak, A. M. & Hawley, F. F. (2012).

Click here for: The importance of family factors to protect against substance use related problems among Mexican heritage and White youth

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, , Available online 4 January 2012,

Albert M. Kopak, Angela Chia-Chen Chen, Steven A. Haas, Mary Rogers Gillmore

Click here for: Parental Monitoring, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Adolescents:
Findings from the Arizona Youth Survey

Albert M. Kopak, Stephanie Ayers, Vera Lopez, Phillip Stevenson

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Castro, F. G., Kellison, J., Boyd, S., & Kopak, A. (2010).

Journal of Mixed-Methods Research, 4, 342-360.