How to Find Culturally Relevant Addiction Help

How to Find Culturally Relevant Addiction Help

Culture is the collective characteristics representing a defined group of people or society. Culture can encompass language, religion, knowledge base, cuisine, arts, social habits, and more. Traditionally, culture derived from geographic regions that would pass down cultural traits from generation to generation. Nowadays, culture may refer to several subcultures and groupings, such as youth culture and LGBT culture. Race and ethnicity play a major role in creating different cultures, and this is more evident than ever, as the US has become a giant melting pot, composed of immigrants from all over the globe. Cultural diversity is both rewarding and challenging. Cultures are changing faster than ever before, and culture affects everything people do. Culture plays a major influence in shaping attitudes and beliefs about addiction, as well as impacting addiction treatment, recovery, and prevention. [Read more…]