Post Tagged with: "Alcoholism"

Hispanic youths participating in Alcoholics Anonymous reunions in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Mexican Immigrants, Alcoholism is Yet Another Hazard

Health, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Social Services February 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Experts say the harshness of the immigrant experience contributes to high alcoholism rates in the Mexican community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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Latina Immigrants Drown Their Stress in Alcohol

Health, Immigration, Latino, Women July 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

According to a study, recently-arrived Latinas are drinking in excess to calm the anxiety caused by the effort of adapting to a new life, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A recent study places Latinos in second place among groups with the highest incidence of excessive alcohol consumption. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Alcoholism in Immigrant Communities

Health, Latino, New York August 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Alcoholism rates are higher among people suffering from anxiety due to their immigration status, El Diario reports.

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Irish Groups Tackle Depression and Suicide

Health, Social Services, Western European November 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm

There is a strong stigma against seeking help to combat depression in the Irish community in New York, reports IrishCentral, but community centers offer counseling, meditation and healing workshops that develop coping skills.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor when appointed by president Barack Obama in 2009 (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa).

Sotomayor on Puerto Rico, Not Speaking Spanish… and Poker

Bronx, In the News, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican January 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

In an an exclusive interview just before the publishing of her memoir “My Beloved World,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with El Diario/La Prensa’s Erica Gonzalez about her relationship with Puerto Rico, her wish to improve her Spanish and even her poker skills.

Scarlett Ortiz (Photo by José Acosta/EDLP)

At Just 19, a Survivor of Alcoholism

Health, Latino June 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

El Diario La Prensa profiled Scarlett Ortiz, a 19-year-old who overcame four years of alcoholism with help of a Latino chapter of Alcoholic Anonymous. The article is translated from the Spanish below.