Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9566-4197 : Wansoo Park

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-13-2008

Publication Title

Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

20

DOI

10.1080/15332560802108597

Abstract

Koreans in the United States can be grouped based on their diverse immigration histories and levels of acculturation: 1st-generation (Il-Sei), 1.5 generation (Il-Jom-O-Sei), 2nd-generation (Yi-Sei), 3rd-generation (Sam-Sei), and so on. Generational differences often account for different norms and behaviors regarding alcohol consumption. Difficulties for 1stgeneration Koreans arise when seeking treatment for mental health and alcohol or substance abuse problems because of language barriers and cultural differences. The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics of alcohol consumption by Il-Sei Koreans who were born, raised, and educated in Korea and immigrated to the United States after age 18. Immigration stress, Korean drinking norms and traditions, the influence of Confucianism

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