Alcohol Use and Related Problems among Ethnic Minorities in the United States

Frank H. Galvan, Raul Caetano

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Alcohol use patterns and the prevalence of alcohol-related problems vary among ethnic groups. Among the elements thought to account for these ethnic differences are social or cultural factors such as drinking norms and attitudes and, in some cases, genetic factors. Understanding ethnic differences in alcohol use patterns and the factors that influence alcohol use can help guide the development of culturally appropriate alcoholism treatment and prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalAlcohol Research and Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003


  • AOD associated consequences
  • AODR (alcohol and other drug related) mortality
  • African American
  • Cultural patterns of drinking
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ethnic differences
  • Hispanic
  • Minority group
  • Prevalence
  • Sociocultural aspects of AOD use
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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