Preventing substance abuse in American Indian and Alaska native youth: promising strategies for healthier communities.

Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1525, USA.
Psychological Bulletin (Impact Factor: 14.39). 04/2004; 130(2):304-23. DOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.130.2.304
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Substance abuse has had profoundly devastating effects on the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives. A wide variety of intervention methods has been used to prevent or stem the development of alcohol and drug problems in Indian youth, but there is little empirical research evaluating these efforts. This article is an overview of the published literature on substance use prevention among Indian adolescents, providing background epidemiological information, a review of programs developed specifically for Indian adolescents, and recommendations for the most promising prevention strategies currently in practice.


Available from: Elizabeth H Hawkins, May 06, 2015