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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
  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): Drug abuse ; Indian justice ; Drug treatment programs ; Drug use ; Indian affairs ; American Indians ; Cultural influences ; Alcoholism treatment programs ; Juvenile drug use ; Juvenile treatment methods ; Juvenile drug abusers ; Alcohol abuse prevention ; Drug Courts ; Alaska
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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