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Racial bias linked to substance abuse

(12/3/2012)

Racial bias linked to substance abuse
Futurity

November 30, 2012

A new study finds a significant relationship between discrimination and chronic substance abuse, a particular concern in the black community where there are often more billboards and signs advertising alcoholic beverages. “It’s no surprise that people who believe they receive frequent unfair treatment from strangers feel enough emotional pain that leads them to self-coping behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, but this study shows that there is significant relationship between this poor treatment and chronic substance abuse,” says Hunte, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology at Purdue University.

View the full article here: http://www.futurity.org/health-medicine/racial-bias-linked-to-substance-abuse/


Keywords: racial, bias, link, substance, abuse



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