Characteristics of Northern Plains American Indians Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment in an Urban, Non-Tribal Clinic: A Descriptive Study

@article{Kropp2012CharacteristicsON,
  title={Characteristics of Northern Plains American Indians Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment in an Urban, Non-Tribal Clinic: A Descriptive Study},
  author={Frankie B Kropp and Eugene Somoza and Maurine Lilleskov and Mabel Granados-Bad Moccasin and Michelle Moore and Daniel B. Lewis and Brenda Boetel and Corey Smith and Theresa M. Winhusen},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={49},
  pages={714-721}
}
Because few data exist on substance abuse rates in American Indian (AI) communities, the Methamphetamine and Other Drug project was developed and implemented by five nodes within the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (NIDA CTN). This article presents findings from AI clients in a Northern Plains urban non-Native substance abuse treatment setting. Alcohol and marijuana were used earlier, longer, and by more clients, followed by stimulants and prescription opioids. Most… CONTINUE READING

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