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Fighting alcohol and substance abuse among American Indian and Alaskan native youth

Nancy Gale

Fighting alcohol and substance abuse among American Indian and Alaskan native youth

by Nancy Gale

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Published by Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools in [Charleston, W. Va.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indians of North America -- Alcohol use,
  • Indians of North America -- Drug use

  • Edition Notes

    Shipping list no.: 93-0209-P

    SeriesERIC digest -- EDO-RC-91-8, ERIC digest (Las Cruces, N.M.) -- EDO-RC-91-8
    ContributionsERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 sheet
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14705077M

    Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth can lead to problems at school, cause or aggravate physical and mental health-related issues, promote poor peer relationships, cause motor-vehicle accidents, and place stress on the can also develop into lifelong issues such as substance dependence, chronic health problems, and social and financial consequences. 1. Drug abuse exacts a heavy toll among Native Americans and Alaskan Natives in the United States. In response, ONDCP is developing programs and policies tailored to Indian Country and designed to assist Tribal authorities using a balanced strategy of prevention, treatment, recovery .

    Factors associated with a drug and alcohol use among Native American youth 4 References Burnette, C. E., & Figley, C. R. (). Risk and protective factors related to the wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native youth: A systematic review. International Public Health Journal, 8(2), File Size: KB.   American Indian youth are over-represented in state and federal juvenile justice systems and Indian youth in the system are more likely to face harsher treatment in the most restrictive environments. AI/AN youth are 50 percent more likely than White youth to receive the most punitive measures, including pepper spray, restraint, and isolation, and such measures may be .

    The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized Tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian Tribes. Some Native Americans in the United States have had difficulty with the use of alcohol. Among contemporary Native Americans and Alaska Natives, % of all deaths are alcohol-related. By comparison, about percent of global deaths are attributable to alcohol consumption. Because of negative stereotypes and biases based on race and social class, generalizations and myths abound .


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Fighting alcohol and substance abuse among American Indian and Alaskan native youth by Nancy Gale Download PDF EPUB FB2

ERIC - ED - Fighting Alcohol and Substance Abuse among American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth. ERIC Digest., Jul According to a national survey, about 80% of American Indian and Alaska Native youth have experimented with alcohol or drugs Cited by: 1.

Data from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (National Institute, ) show that about 50 percent of all U.S. adolescents have used alcohol. The comparable figure for American Indian and Alaskan Native youth (Native youth hereafter) is approximately 80 percent (Beauvais, Oetting, & Wolf, ).

Early experimentation with alcohol and drugs places Native youth, in particular, at risk. Fighting alcohol and substance abuse among American Indian and Alaskan Native youth (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Gale; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.

Using Strengths to Address Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth. Suicide and substance abuse―particularly alcohol abuse―disproportionately afflict American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, even after decades of growing awareness about these related problems.

The persistence of these problems is. OBJECTIVES: This article proposes a new stress-coping model for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIs) that reflects a paradigmatic shift in the conceptualization of Native health. It reviews sociodemographic information on AIs, rates of substance abuse and related health outcomes, and the research supporting the model's by: SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG.

AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE COMMUNITIES. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The American Indian Health Care Association performed and prepared this project report, under contract number #, from the U.S. Department of Health and. Overall, percent of Native American deaths are alcohol-related.

(Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) Native Americans and Substance Abuse. Nearly 20 percent of Native Americans currently abuse drugs. Native American youth abuse heroin and prescription drugs at a rate two to three times higher than the national average. The Native Youth Educational Services Workgroup provides information about programs and resources that address substance use disorders among Native youth.

The Native Youth Educational Services Workgroup, part of the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee, serves as a resource to tribes and Indian Country.

Alcohol abuse and dependence are common among Alaska American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. ALCOHOL PROBLEMS IN ALASKA NATIVES 5 “damp” laws prohibit alcohol sales within city limits. Alcohol is expensive, with one. References: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Substance Abuse Treatment: The DASIS report Gale, Nancy.

Fighting Alcohol and Substance Abuse among American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth. ERIC Digest. ERIC Digest. Gordon, Jacob U. Research shows that Alaska Native youth have a greater risk for drug and alcohol abuse than any other population group in the state. InAuthor: VOA Learning English. A survey comparing drug use among Native American youth living on or near reservations to a national sample of American youth found that Native American youth report substantially higher use of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, and other illicit drugs.

The research from Colorado State University, published in JAMA Network Open, was funded by the. • Suicide is the second leading cause of death— times the national rate—for Native male youth in the 15 to 24 year old age group.

• Inamong persons aged 12 or older, the rate of substance dependence or abuse was higher among American Indians or Alaska Natives (AI/AN) than any other population Size: KB.

Most in need of research are theory-based, culturally sound interventions to prevent substance abuse among American-Indian and Alaska-Native youth.

Drawing from bicultural competence theory and social learning principles, we describe an intervention approach to prevent tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse with young American-Indian by: NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH 5 SUBSTANCE AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION • Alcoholism mortality rates are % higher amongst AI/AN populations than in the general population • % of AI/AN youth aged 12 and older report alcohol.

It’s true that something has to be done. Indian youth have the highest rates of alcohol use disorders of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health. And. Causes of Alcoholism Among Native Americans.

Native Americans have some of the highest rates of alcohol and drug abuse among minority groups—which leads some to ask whether they are prone to alcoholism. 3 Certain factors may contribute to the development of alcohol use disorders among Native Americans as well as prevent them from seeking help.

Economic issues, cultural loss, domestic abuse. Also noteworthy was the finding that American Indian youth are initiating alcohol and drug use earlier than their non-native counterparts. As can be seen in the graph below, past-month (current) use of marijuana and alcohol (including binge drinking) were at the same level from 8 th through 12 th grade for the American Indian students, which.

The American Psychological Association's Office of Ethic Minority Affairs (OEMA) will host a discussion on the impact of substance abuse and addiction within the Native American. The suicide rate among American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 34 ( per ,) is times higher than the national average for that age group ( per ,) (CDC ).

In some locales (including, for example, many tribal Alaskan villages), Native youth complete suicide at a rate 17 times the U.S. average. () estimated the prevalence of alcohol abuse and alco-holism among American Indians using the number of patients discharged with an alcohol-related diagnosis from Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals over an 8-year period.

He found that northern reservations gener-ally had much higher rates of such diagnoses (the highest rate was per. Article Summary. American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) comprise only % of the population, but they are at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse compared with other races.

1 Although alcohol is the most frequently abused substance in this community, illicit drug use is also on the rise, especially among Native American youth. 2 Substance abuse contributes to health. In the article One in Four Native American and Alaskan Natives are Living in Poverty, it says "The poverty rate at Standing Rock Reservation is %, nearly triple the national average".

When poverty is highly apparent, just like in this case, other problems like mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide are bound to occur.