Problems of Community Denial on Recognition and Treatment of Alcoholism Among Special Ethnic Populations in Los Angeles County

  • Marcia Cohn Spiegel


Every large city has its own unique alcoholism problems. In each urban area alcohol abuse will be an acknowledged problem in one or more population groups. A large portion of public health services and funds will be spent on meeting the needs of that target population. However, within the same community, other groups may try to hide overt signs of drunkenness and alcohol abuse, and the needs of that population will be overlooked. This paper describes Los Angeles County in the hope that the description of the problem and the recommendations for addressing the problems will be applicable to other communities.


Alcohol Abuse Alcoholic Beverage Jewish Community Community Denial Jewish Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcia Cohn Spiegel
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  1. 1.Los Angeles County Commission on Alcoholism Special Target Group Committee and Alcoholism Advisory BoardJewish Family Service of Los AngelesUSA

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