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Title: Do School-Based Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs Work in American Indian Communities? (From Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention Among American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Issues in Cultural Competence, P 203-214, 2001, Joseph E. Trimble, Ph.D., and Fred Beauvais, Ph.D
Author(s): Fred Beauvais Ph.D.
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: DA03371; DA07074
Sale Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the efficacy of school-based drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs in American Indian communities.
Abstract: School-based drug abuse prevention programs have been a standard approach in American Indian communities over the past 3 decades. However, there is very little evidence that these programs have been effective. In addition, on theoretical grounds, schools are not in the strongest position to counter drug use among adolescents. Compared with non-Indian families, American Indian families have a more powerful influence in the lives of their children. Therefore, for anti-drug abuse programs to be effective, they must enlist the help and support of American Indian families. Any effort that does not include the family will be overlooking the major asset of American Indian communities and likely will not succeed. However, the article concludes, school-based efforts should not be eliminated. They come from one of the major socialization forces in the lives of American Indian children and these initiatives may be having some as-yet unmeasured effect. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; American Indians; Cultural influences; Domestic relations; Drug prevention programs; Family support; Home environment; Parent-Child Relations; Peer influences on behavior
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