Exploring social adjustment and alcohol issues within South Asian communities

Date
2011
Authors
Chaudhry, Keran
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South Asian Muslim American (SAMA) communities have a multi-generational presence in the United States. SAMA communities face old problems in new landscapes and new problems with traditional perspectives. One social-issue SAMA communities face is the increase of alcohol use and abuse. This exploratory study presents data that has primarily been collected to determine if, and what, resources are needed in community-based programs to address alcohol consumption and abuse in SAMA communities. The study focuses on the prevalence of alcohol consumption and social adjustment stressors that may be influencing causal factors of alcohol abuse in SAMA communities.

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Alcohol, Ethnic, Immigrant, Izzat, Muslim, South Asian
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Criminal Justice