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Facts About Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders and AddictionBoth Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander-Americans tend to have lower rates of minority stress and psychological stress compared to other ethnic groups.

Studies have shown that substance abuse in Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities are somewhat lower than in other communities.

Lastly, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders tend to be hesitant to get help for substance abuse.

Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders and AlcoholismResearch found Asian-Americans between 18 to 25 drank heavily although they were considered a “low-risk group” with alcohol abuse.

Additional research found Korean-Americans, Filipino-Americans and Japanese-Americans have higher numbers of problem drinking (binge drinking, heavy drinking) than other Asian groups.

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