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ERIC Number: ED210323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Drug Abuse in Three Ethnic Neighborhoods. An Exploratory Study of Drug Use in Italian and Polish-American Working Class Neighborhoods.
Carlisi, John A.
An exploratory research study was undertaken to determine the extent of drug abuse in three ethnic neighborhoods. The nature and scope of drug use among Italian and Polish Americans in three working class neighborhoods were examined in the light of the role class and cultural identity plays in the development and treatment of drug abuse. Results were based on existing data on drug arrests and on interviews. The organizational and clinical implications of the study suggest the importance of ethnic considerations as well as family and community involvement in prevention, intervention and treatment methods. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Drug Abuse Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, Washington, DC.