African-American alcoholics: an interpretive/constructivist model of affiliation with alcoholics anonymous (AA).
- Published Article
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
It is estimated that two million African-Americans suffer directly and indirectly from alcoholism and its related problems. Yet, because of their cultural background, African-American alcoholics do not readily accept that alcoholism is a disease. This study explores how African-American alcoholics modify the steps and traditions of AA to affiliate with the organization. Data was collected from intensive and semi-structured interviews and participant observation. Procedures and analysis generic to grounded theory were used in the context of an interpretive/ constructivist paradigm.
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