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NCJ Number: 183930 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Promising Practices and Strategies to Reduce Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
Author(s): Ada P. Melton; Michelle Chino Dr.; Phillip A. May Dr.; J. Phillip Gossage Dr.
Project Director: Ada P. Melton
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The programs described in this publication represent policy initiatives designed to reduce alcohol abuse by American Indians and Alaska Natives and to increase community safety.
Abstract: The programs are of three types: (1) efforts to control the availability of alcohol within a tribal jurisdiction; (2) educational and treatment efforts; and (3) efforts to reduce social and environmental factors that increase the risk of harm to the individual and the community. Qualities found in each program include services that provide a link to the spiritual beliefs of American Indians, services that culturally reflect the Indian community, and services that strengthen the relationship between American Indians and their community. The programs specifically focus on drug courts, alcohol legislation and taxation, safe communities, youth services, and treatment and recovery. A list of relevant resources is included. 110 references, 3 figures, and 3 photographs
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Alaska; Alcohol abuse prevention; Alcoholism treatment programs; American Indians; Cultural influences; Drug abuse; Drug Courts; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile treatment methods
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