ABSTRACT

Reaching Out to Native Populations   [open pdf - 266KB]

"Drug abuse exacts a heavy toll among Native American populations in the United States. According to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 18.3 percent of American Indians/Alaskan Natives age 12 or older are current users of illicit drugs, meaning they used illicit drugs within 30 days prior to responding to the survey. Native American and Alaskan Native populations also show high percentages of lifetime (64.8 percent) and past year (27.1 percent) illicit drug use, and they lead all other ethnic groups in past 30‐day misuse of prescription‐type drugs (psychotherapeutics), as shown in figure 2. In response to these troubling statistics, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has advanced programs and policies tailored to Indian Country and designed to assist Tribal authorities using a balanced strategy of prevention, treatment, recovery support, and law enforcement."

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2010-10
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov
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