Mending the Broken Circle: Treatment of Substance Dependence among Native Americans.

@inproceedings{Garrett2000MendingTB,
  title={Mending the Broken Circle: Treatment of Substance Dependence among Native Americans.},
  author={Michael Tlanusta Garrett and Jane J. Carroll},
  year={2000}
}
Issues surrounding substance dependence of Native Americans are examined through the cultural concept of the Broken Circle. Traditional cultural views of wellness and healing are described using the traditions of Indian Medicine, the value of the Circle, and what it means to live in harmony and balance. Underlying factors in substance dependence of Native Americans are presented along with practical counseling recommendations and implications for treatment through both contemporary and… CONTINUE READING

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