March 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Addiction or misuse of alcohol and other drugs leads to approximately 120,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Improving treatment and preventing substance use can reduce the toll of alcohol and substance use on individuals and society.
September 10, 2007 | Program Results Report
Native Americans suffer disproportionately compared with other groups in the United States from diseases and death due to alcohol, drugs and substance abuse.
September 1, 2003 | Journal Article
Screening for Drug and Alcohol Risk
October 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Cherokee Nation tribal health department established a project designed to enhance the protective factors that would help keep young people away from substance abuse.
April 1, 2004 | Program Results Report
The American Indian Prevention Coalition undertook a planning process to develop a program aimed at preventing substance abuse, violence and other risky behaviors among Native American youth living in Phoenix.
January 1, 2002 | Book
In this chapter of the Anthology, Paul Brodeur, a veteran writer for The New Yorker and a frequent contributor to the Anthology series, examines these two programs. The first, Improving the Health of Native Americans, allowed grantees to develop projects addressing any type of health problem they chose. The second, Healthy Nations, focused on substance abuse. Both programs gave tribes and Indian organizations wide latitude in developing strategies consistent with their own values.