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Prevention of alcohol and other drug problems in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

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posted on 2010-06-01, 00:00 authored by J L Browne, Andre Renzaho
Australia has long been known as a multicultural society. In 2009 around one-quarter of Australia’s population was born overseas and immigrants come from more than 200 countries. While most of Australia’s migrants come from New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India or China, the fastest growing immigrant populations are from sub-Saharan and northern Africa, and the Middle East. Immigrants from a non-English speaking country, as well as their children and grandchildren, are commonly referred to as culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) as a way of acknowledging differences in ethnic identity and affiliation, as well as cultural and language practices and preferences. Culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Australia face many health challenges, one of which is a potential vulnerability to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

The primary aim of this paper is to identify and evaluate primary prevention programs and initiatives aimed at preventing AOD harms in CLD communities.

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Journal

Prevention research quarterly

Volume

13

Pagination

1 - 24

Publisher

Australian Drug Foundation, DrugInfo Clearinghouse

Location

West Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1832-6013

Language

eng

Publication classification

C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal

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2010, DrugInfo Clearinghouse

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