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Study by PHI’s Alcohol Research Group Linking Neighborhood Status to Problem Drinking Featured in U.S. News and World Report

People who live in low-income neighborhoods in the United States are generally less likely to drink alcohol than those in rich neighborhoods, but certain groups of people in low-income neighborhoods are at increased risk for problem drinking, a new study by PHI's Alcohol Research Group finds.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 (HealthDay News) — People who live in low-income neighborhoods in the United States are generally less likely to drink alcohol than those in rich neighborhoods, but certain groups of people in low-income neighborhoods are at increased risk for problem drinking, a new study finds.

Black and Hispanic men in low-income neighborhoods are more likely to drink than those in high-income neighborhoods, and black men in disadvantaged neighborhoods are more likely to be heavy drinkers, the researchers found.

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Originally published by U.S. News and World Report


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