Alcoholism among women: A comparison of black and white problem drinkers

Marvin P. Dawkins, Frederick D. Harper

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This study examines alcohol-related behavior of Black and White female problem drinkers. Subjects included 163 Whites and 38 Blacks currently in treatment. Findings indicate some similarities and important differences between Black and White women in terms of selected factors. When social background factors are held constant, race continues to be a significant predictor of selected drinking behavior factors. In addition, White problem-drinking women are more likely than their Black counterparts to perceive difficulties in male-female relations as a major cause of their alcohol problems. Implications for improving prevention and treatment services to women are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-349
Number of pages17
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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