Expanded research on substance abuse prevention and treatment among Native American youth and evaluation of mindfulness meditation in treatment

The Foundation's Innovators Combating Substance Abuse program was designed to highlight substance abuse as the nation's number one health problem by recognizing those who are striving to bring creative solutions to the field of substance abuse.The purpose of this project is to expand the research efforts of two currently active projects: (1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse problems in Native American adolescents; and (2) evaluation of mindfulness meditation in the treatment of drug and alcohol problems among prison inmates and in a volunteer community sample. The Innovators award will allow for an extension of current work with urban Native American adolescents in Seattle to include rural (reservation-based) Native adolescents (Tulalip Tribe), and the extension of the study evaluating mindfulness meditation in the treatment of addiction problems in prison inmates to include a preliminary trial of the same meditation program in a community-sample of individuals who are seeking help with their alcohol and drug problems.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 8/28/2001

Time frame: 9/1/2001 - 8/31/2004

Grant Number: 43511


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