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ERIC Number: ED138878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
The Urban American Indian and Alcohol Abuse.
Burns, Marcelline; And Others
This study focuses upon alcohol use by the American Indian population in Los Angeles. A random sample of 2l6 men and 302 women was interviewed. The first part of the interview considered life circumstances, while the second part assessed individual attitudes toward alcohol and measured drinking behaviors. Of the sample, 51% were moderate to heavy drinkers, and 20% were light or infrequent drinkers. Over 50% of the men and 20% of the women were heavy drinkers. The tendency is either to drink moderately-to heavily or else to abstain. These people are in greater poverty than any other ethnic group. Drinking is viewed as a social activity. The Indians recognize the magnitude of this problem, and claim that it must be handled in Indian ways. Solutions cannot be imposed from the outside. (JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Los Angeles, California, April 8-11, 1976)