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Alcohol problems in Alaska Natives: lessons from the Inuit.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
American Indian and Alaska native mental health research (Online)
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
1–31
Identifiers
PMID: 17602395
Source
Medline

Abstract

In this Alaska Native study, cultural "insiders" analyzed problems associated with increased alcohol availability, factors which have reduced alcohol-related problems, and ideas for improving treatment in an Inuit community. Participants described frequent binging, blackouts, family violence, suicide, loss of child custody, and feelings of intergenerational grief. Helpful existing treatment approaches include alcohol ordinances, inpatient treatment programs, twelve-step groups, and religious involvement. Participants urged the development of family treatment approaches which integrate Inuit customs and values.

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