Using Photovoice to Identify Service Needs of Older African American Methadone Clients
Journal of Social Service Research
This article presents findings from a photovoice project designed to identify service needs of older-adult African American methadone clients, as well as their current barriers to and supports for abstinence. The project involved 10 participants (aged 53 to 63 years old) recruited from a methadone maintenance program in a large Northeastern U.S. city. Thematic analysis techniques were used to analyze participants’ narratives of their pictures. Transportation emerged as a significant challenge to accessing services, and caregiving was a motivation for remaining abstinent. Future research should use similar participatory methods and engage a broader group of aging people struggling with substance abuse.
Rosen, D., Goodkind, S., & Smith, M. L. (2011). Using Photovoice to Identify Service Needs of Older African American Methadone Clients. Journal of Social Service Research, 37(5), 526-538. https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2011.607369