101047: Alcohol and Minorities: An Update

Alcohol Alert #55

About the Course:

This alcohol alert summarizes research on differences in alcohol use and problems, selected determinants of drinking, and the development of targeted prevention and treatment programs with respect to the five main minority groups in the United States: African Americans; Hispanics, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans/Alaska Natives.

Publication Date:

January 2002

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol and minorities. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the ethnic differences in drinking patterns.

  2. Describe the medical and social consequences of heavy drinking.

  3. Describe the social and biological factors that contribute to ethnic differences.

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