African-American Alcoholics Essay by The Research Group

African-American Alcoholics
This paper discusses the problem of alcocholism among African-Americans: Statistics, special problems in treatment, socioeconomics, cultural beliefs, social services and counseling.
# 18902 | 2,250 words | 16 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , African-American Studies (General)

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"The rate of alcoholism among African-American women, that of their male counterparts, lacks consensus among numerous researchers, educators, and helping-profession practitioners. The number of attempts to assess African-American alcoholism have only recently grown, not all of which have demonstrated sound validity and reliability. ... in his 1986 analysis of the literature that only 89 scientific articles out of 16,000 published over a 30-year period through 1984 discussed alcoholism and African-Americans. Of these, only 11 specifically addressed the African-American population. ... discovered similar issues in his 1985 review of the literature on African-American alcoholism and problem drinking. The areas of incidence and prevalence; socioeconomic analysis; characteristics, practices and patterns relative to ... "

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