Substance Abuse

Smoking among adolescents in substance abuse treatment: a study of programs, policy, and prevalence.

The study was designed to: (1) identify smoking policies and interventions in adolescent residential treatment settings; (2) examine the prevalence of smoking among adolescents in these settings; and (3) assess relationships between program-level smoking policies and client-level smoking. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment funded 17 sites to evaluate the effectiveness of Adolescent Residential Treatment […]

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Physical inaccessibility negatively impacts the treatment participation of persons with disabilities.

This research assessed the impact that physical inaccessibility of provider locations has on the substance abuse treatment participation of two groups of persons with disabilities. A random sample of treatment providers in the Mid-Atlantic region were surveyed and asked if they had declined services to persons with spinal cord (SCI) or traumatic brain (TBI) injuries […]

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Twenty-third Annual National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

June 3-7, 2007   University of Wisconsin-Stout   Format Conference          This rural alcohol and drug abuse conference provides participants with the opportunity to interact with rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives, and nationally known institute faculty and resource people.  Experts from across the U.S. will present 12 hour in-depth tracks, 4 […]

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Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues (SARDI)

Wright State University School of Medicine Format           Brochure, Newsletter, Report, Training Materials   The SARDI Program seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities, including those who are concurrently affected by substance abuse by conducting collaborative and participatory research, developing intervention approaches and training, and disseminating related information.  One of the topics […]

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The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (MCDPDHHI)

The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Format:          Outreach and Training Program   MCDPDHHI meets the communication and cultural needs of deaf and hard of hearing persons in chemical dependency treatment by providing outreach, training, and materials to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, as well as service providers. Written […]

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Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities: Substance Abuse

Accommodating Alcohol Abuse and Dependency in the Workplace: Helping American Indians and Alaska Natives with Alcohol-Related Disabilities, May 2006 American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC)             Format           AIDTAC Practice Guideline        While the American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (AIRRTC) identified alcohol abuse or dependency as the specific disability most needing attention among […]

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Lifetime physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, depression, and suicide attempts among Native American women.

Although there is preliminary evidence that violence against women and children may be particularly prevalent in some Native American communities, associations between abuse and substance abuse, mental health problems, and suicide attempts have rarely been studied in this population. This study examined lifetime and current physical and sexual abuse among 30 Native American women. Nearly […]

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Adverse childhood exposures and alcohol dependence among seven Native American tribes.

BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are leading causes of death among Native Americans. Little is known about the impact of negative childhood exposures, including parental alcoholism, childhood maltreatment, and out-of-home placement, on risk of lifetime DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition) diagnosis of alcohol dependence in this population. METHODS: Face-to-face interviews […]

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Alcoholism and co-morbid psychiatric disorders among American Indians.

Much of the data reported here regarding American Indian (AI) people has originated from specific areas with particular peoples. Thus, one must be cautious in applying information from one tribe to the hundreds of tribes living across the United States. As with any people, psychiatric disorder may be a pre-existing rationale for using alcohol. Or […]

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Cultural connection and transformation: substance abuse treatment at Friendship House.

This research investigates the transformational experiences of Native Americans during the course of their retraditionalization and treatment for drug and alcohol dependence. Twelve graduates of the residential treatment program at Friendship House in San Francisco were interviewed about the kind and quality of their healing experiences in this particular program which provides a comprehensive matrix […]

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