SAMHSA Releases New Spanish-Language Fotonovela
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has developed a
in Spanish for the Hispanic community on finding the
motivation to change.
tells the story of Mario, a young Hispanic man who recently
immigrated to the United States with his family.
Because of the pressures of leaving his country behind,
learning a new language, and trying to fit in, Mario
has turned more and more towards drinking as an outlet.
It is not until an alcohol-related accident kills his
best friend, injures Mario, and causes his girlfriend
to break up with him that Mario is motivated enough to
seek professional help.
Thanks to the counseling and his family's support, Mario
realizes that he indeed has a problem and is able to
make positive changes in his life.
To obtain this publication, contact SAMHSA's National
Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at P.O.
Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345. Telephone: 1 (800)
729-6686 (English and Spanish) or 1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD).
Ask for NCADI No. PHD1133.
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