Cultural aspects of substance abuse and alcoholism. Assessment and management.

@article{Westermeyer1995CulturalAO,
  title={Cultural aspects of substance abuse and alcoholism. Assessment and management.},
  author={Joseph Westermeyer},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={589-605}
}
Cultures and ethnic groups within cultures prescribe, proscribe, or tolerate use of various psychoactive substances for social or personal purposes. In the United States, these ethnic strictures and practices vary widely. Ethnic enculturation into particular psychoactive substances can either reduce the risk of substance abuse or greatly increase this risk. To function effectively in a multiethnic society, psychiatric physicians of North America should learn to assess the cultural and ethnic… CONTINUE READING