Mental Health and Addiction State of Ethnocultural/Racial Communities

  • authors:

    Mona Nouroozifar, Masood Zangeneh
  • published in

    : 2006
  • summary

    : Migration has become a common trend and an expected fact of life among the majority of underdeveloped and developing nations. Immigration exposes newcomers to a new experience, an acculturation. Acculturation is not always a successful process and may become stressful. Acculturative stress can manifest itself in different ways. Many researchers have suggested a connection between immigration and increased risk of developing mental health/addiction problems. Studies have shown that ethnocultural/racial groups have experienced difficulties in gaining access to mental health and addiction care services. This background paper is prepared to 1) discuss the mental health & addiction state of Ethnocultural/racial communities, and 2) offer working recommendations.
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  • type

    : article in serial publication
  • publisher

    : Springer
  • is part of a publication

    : International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
  • volume

    : 4
  • issue

    : 4
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 288 - end page: 293
  • ISSN: 1557-1874
  • keywords

    : addiction service , ethnicity , gambling , mental health service , race
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