Exploratory and pilot studies will be conducted to explore the epidemiology of methamphetamine use and co-occurring problems and disorders in diverse Native American communities in the Aberdeen Area of North Dakota.
Alcohol and marijuana were used earlier, longer, and by more clients, followed by stimulants and prescription opioids. Most regularly smoked tobacco. Differences in substance use patterns were associated with age of onset and victimization. Age of onset was correlated with victimization, gender, cognitive impairment, and suicidal behavior. Despite considerable health and economic disparities, most clients found support for recovery in relationships and elements of Native culture.
Results Article: Kropp FB, Somoza EC, Lilleskov M, et al. Characteristics of Northern Plains American Indians Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment in an Urban, Non-Tribal Clinic: A Descriptive Study. Community Mental Health Journal 2013;49:714-721. [get article]
- CTN-0033-Ot: Methamphetamine and Other Drug (MOD) Use Among American Indians
- CTN-0033-Ot-1: Methamphetamine Use Among American Indians
- CTN-0033-Ot-2: Methamphetamine Use and Treatment in Native American Communities in the Southwest
- CTN-0033-Ot-3: Methamphetamine: Where Does It Fit in the Bigger Picture of Drug Use of American Indian and Alaska Native Communities and Treatment Seekers?
- CTN-0033-Ot-5: The Choctaw National Methamphetamine Data Needs Project
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