See Her Bloom — Understanding Black Girls’ Experiences with Drug Use

In 2022, PHI’s Center for Collaborative Planning commissioned the National Black Women’s Justice Institute to host conversations with Black girls throughout the state of California to understand their experiences with drugs, why they use them and what resources they believe would support Black girls’ and young women’s recovery. Participants responded to questions about their own experiences with drugs, the experiences of people they were close to, why Black girls use substances, their understanding of the effects of drugs and what recovery strategies Black girls are most likely to benefit from and why.