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Alcoholism in Mexican-Americans: Intervention and Treatment
Rudy Arredondo; Richard L. Weddige; Cynthia L. Justice; Juan Fitz
Psychiatric Services 1987; doi:
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas

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Studies have shown that Hispanic males have higher rates of heavier drinking and problems associated with drinking than the general population. The au- thors discuss Mexican-American cultural and religious views on alcohol consumption and sex-role differences that influence drinking behavior and intervention. Then, drawing on their experience with a chemical dependence program that serves a catchment area that is one-fifth Mexican-American, they discuss how clini- cians can work with cultural beliefs and practices to effectively treat Mexican-American alcoholics within a traditional treatment program.

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