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HEALTH TOPICS - SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Our Health


American Indian and Alaska Native Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2004
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)

Five Step Process to Assist Patients to Quit Commerical Tobacco Use (PDF, 679 KB)
(California Rural Indian Health Board)
Information brochure to help quit smoking.


Our Stories

High and Dry Oldtimer's Online Stories
(Seattle Alcoholics Anonymous)
Recovery story from a former street hustler, and alcohol and drug abuser.

A Self-Spoken Promise
The story of a fulfilled promise to live peaceful and fulfilling life.

This digital story was produced at Fond Du Lac Human Services, with assistance from nDigiDreams, LLC, and sponsorship from the American Indian Health User Group and the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine.
        Transcript (PDF, 22 KB)


For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators

Native Americans and Marijuana
(National Library of Medicine)
Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed.

Native Americans and Substance Abuse
(National Library of Medicine)
Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed, limited to the last 5 years

Acting on What We Know: Preventing Youth Suicide in First Nations (PDF, 1.26 MB)
(Health Canada)
This 2003 report provides an examination of the issues by the Advisory Group on Suicide Prevention, from basic suicide data to specific factors affecting First Nations, and based on this, presents recommendations for action.

Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Problems in American Indian Youth: Multiple and Interactive Determinants, and Their Implications (PDF, 190 KB)
(Washington University, St. Louis)
This study examines direct and interactive associations of multiple determinants of alcohol and illicit drug use problems (personal, familial, social and cultural determinants) among American Indian adolescents.

Circles of Care: Creating Models of Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS)
Information on the SAMHSA grant funding program aimed at developing models of care and cultural and linguistic competencies to build resiliency and reducing the impact of substance abuse on American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

Ethnic Pride, Biculturalism, and Drug Use Norms of Urban American Indian Adolescents (PDF, 216 KB)
(School of Sociology, and School of Social Work, Arizona State University)
This study examines how strength of ethnic identity, multiethnic identity, and other indicators of biculturalism relate to the drug use norms of urban American Indian middle school students. These results have implications for better understanding and strengthening the protective aspects of American Indian culture in drug prevention efforts.

Gender Differences among American Indian Treatment Admissions Aged 18 to 25 (PDF, 817 KB)
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)
Reports on gender differences in substance abuse treatment admissions among young adult American Indians. Discusses substances of abuse; referral source; prior treatment; education, employment, and marital status; insurance; and co-occurring disorders.

Inhalant Abuse (PDF, 105 KB)
(American Academy of Pediatrics)
This clinical report reviews key aspects of inhalent abuse, emphasizes the need for greater awareness, and offers advice regarding the pediatrician's rle in th eprevention and management of this substance abuse problem.

Project Trust: Report and Recommendations for Enhancing the Well-Being of Native American Youth, Families, and Communities (PDF, 410 KB)
(Project Trust Partnership and New Mexico Department of Health)
This 2008 report represents efforts to promote the meantl health and well-being of Native American youth, their families, and their communities through development of policy, practice and research reccomendations that emphasize the importance of tradtional cultural teachings and healing practices.

Resources for Professional Providers
(Indian Health Service)
Links to assessments, reports, and programs.

American Indian and Alaska Native Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2004
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)
2004 Data from SAMHSA's Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS).

Sacred Tobacco Use in Ojibwe Communities: Journal Abstract
(Struthers R, Hodge FS, University of Minnesota School of Nursing)
2004 Data from SAMHSA's Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS).

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Serving American Indians and Alaska Natives (PDF, 452 KB)
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)
Gives statistics on substance abuse treatment facilities serving American Indians and Alaska Natives. Includes data regarding type of care, facility size, therapeutic approaches, languages spoken, and location in urban or rural communities. Published in 2009.

Substance Use among American Indian or Alaska Native Adults (PDF, 410 KB)
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)
Examines 2004 to 2008 data on substance abuse and treatment needs among American Indian and Alaska Native adults. Reports on alcohol and illicit drug use and treatment among subgroups, including women, men, uninsured people, and those living in poverty. Published in 2010.

Materials in American Indian Languages

Navajo
  red bullet  A Parent's Guide to Preventing Inhalant Abuse (PDF, 896 KB)        
       (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)

  red bullet  Inhalant Abuse: Your Child at Risk! (PDF, 1,971 KB)
       (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)

  red bullet  Mind Over Matter Series: The Brain's Response to Inhalants (PDF, 606 KB)
       (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)

  red bullet  Tips for Teens: The Truth About Inhalants (PDF, 1,151 KB)
       In English (PDF, 449 KB)
       (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)

Organizations and Programs


Friendship House
(Association of American Indians Inc.)
Residential alcohol and drug treatment program.

Native American Center for Excellence
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

One Sky Center
(American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse)

Planting Seeds of Hope
(Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council)

Health Information About Substance Abuse for Everyone

Drug Abuse in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

Prescription Drug Abuse in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

Substance Abuse Problems in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)



Drug Free Student
(Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.)

Parents. The Anti Drug
(National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign)

StreetDrugs.org
(Southeast Missouri State University MEDFELS)

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