Problem Drinking's Associations With Social Structure and Mental Health Care: Race/Ethnicity Differences
This research used a nationally representative sample of 12,756 respondents self-identified as White, Black, Hispanic, or Asian to examine problem drinking in relationship to social structure and mental healthcare factors. Associations between problem drinking and particular factors varied by racial/ethnic group. Results also indicated that Whites' problem-drinking rates were higher than those of Hispanics, Blacks, and Asians. Americans sometimes use alcohol to manage stress stemming from social disadvantage and inadequate material resources. Across racial/ethnic groups, drinking level was associated with the type and degree of such disadvantage. Additionally, the presence of a mental health problem was associated with problem drinking.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Lo, Celia C.; Cheng, Tyrone; and Howell, Rebecca J., "Problem Drinking's Associations With Social Structure and Mental Health Care: Race/Ethnicity Differences" (2014). Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 88.