Patrick Abbott, MD

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Articles

Culture and Substance Abuse: Impact of Culture Affects Approach to Treatment

January 01, 2008

There have been numerous definitions of culture. Dwight Heath1 offers a simple definition: "It [culture] is a system of patterns of belief and behavior that shape the worldview of the member of a society. As such, it serves as a guide for action, a cognitive map, and a grammar for behavior."