African-Americans and Alcoholics Anonymous Essay by The Research Group

African-Americans and Alcoholics Anonymous
Examines the cultural causes of alcohol abuse, effects, black vs. white responses to treatment and advertising.
# 22229 | 1,575 words | 15 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2003 in Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , African-American Studies (General)

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"The purpose of this research is to examine issues surrounding the subject of how African Americans respond to Alcoholics Anonymous. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context in which the connection between African Americans and Alcoholics Anonymous arises, and then to discuss the weight of evidence for the persistence of AA in the black community.

The question of alcoholism among black Americans is connected to larger issues of substance abuse in the modern culture as a whole and in the African American community in particular. Midanik and Clark (1994) say that there are fewer cultural differences between social-drinking and alcohol-abuse patterns among black, Hispanic, and white Americans as of 1994 than as of 1984. Increased age rather than type of culture is ..."

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