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Substance Abuse

Our Health
Health information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native people

Consumer Health Resources for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Substance Abuse

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

Promising Practices and Strategies to Reduce Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

U.S. Department of Justice

(PDF, 1.28 MB)

Our Stories
American Indians and Alaska Native people share their personal health experiences

A Self-Spoken Promise

The story of a fulfilled promise to live a 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, and Educators
Tools for American Indian and Alaska Native people health

Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Problems in American Indian Youth: Multiple and Interactive Determinants, and Their Implications

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. (PDF, 190 KB)

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program - Training and Technical Assistance

Indian Health Service

Links to training and programs.

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

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.   (PDF, 435 KB)

Inhalant Abuse

American Academy of Pediatrics

This clinical report reviews key aspects of inhalant abuse, emphasizes the need for greater awareness, and offers advice regarding the pediatrician's role in the prevention and management of this substance abuse problem.

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

Researcher Resources for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Substance Abuse

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

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).

Organizations and Programs
Organizations and programs supporting health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Coordinating Committee

National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

Friendship House

Association of American Indians Inc.

Residential alcohol and drug treatment program.

One Sky Center

American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse

Organizations for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Substance Abuse

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center

(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS)

General Health Information about Substance Abuse

Downloadable Resources - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Drug Abuse in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Just Think Twice

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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