Promising Practices and Strategies to Reduce Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

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U.S. Department of Justice


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.


Alcohol; Alcoholic beverages; Alcoholics; Alcoholism; Alcoholism—Treatment; Drug courts Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Alcohol use; Indians of North America--Alcohol use--Law and legislation; Indians of North America--Alcohol use—Prevention; Youth--Services for


Community-Based Research | Community Health | Indigenous Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Substance Abuse and Addiction


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