Substance abuse cares little about race. An equal-opportunity disease, addiction will prey on any man, woman, or child that picks a chemical substance with genetic predisposition intact regardless of gender, race, or financial background. However, in some instances men and women of one specific race tend to have differing experiences from those of another. African-American man and women still deal with a devastating amount of stigma, especially revolving around substance abuse. Certain statistical facts, such as the fact that crack cocaine is predominantly used amongst members of the African-American community, may lead to widely misguided and ignorant assumptions.Because of this discrimination, many individuals who are afflicted with substance dependency and of African-American descent benefit from attending exclusively African-American treatment facilities.