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Category: Addiction

Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma: Addiction in the Native American Culture

Trauma can happen to anyone regardless of their race, sex, culture, lineage, etc. However, those who are from cultures that have endured extreme violence, persecution, etc. are more susceptible to
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7 Common Addiction Recovery Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Common Addiction Recovery Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Did you know Native Americans have the highest addiction rates for substances like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs? They’ve long been vulnerable to substance abuse. And there are many common addiction
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The Top Signs of Addiction: How to Tell a Loved One Needs Help

The Top Signs of Addiction: How to Tell a Loved One Needs Help

10% of Native Americans have a substance abuse disorder. This is a result of a combination of factors. They include economic disadvantages and limited access to health care and treatment.
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Native American Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Approximately 5.6 million Native Americans live in the United States. While this number is only 1.7 percent of the entire population, the rate of substance abuse or addiction issues are
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Hard Facts: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse on Reservations

One may think that those living on Native American reservations should feel acceptance and a sense of belonging because they are among their tribe. However, the reality of life on
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Disparities and Inadequacies in Native American Healthcare

Disparities and inadequacies in Native American Healthcare has been the case for many decades. Health disparities consist of injustices of health care due to social disadvantages. Though there should not
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Alcoholism, Genetics and Native American Metabolism

Of all ethnic groups in the US, Native Americans are the highest to suffer from alcoholism. Does this indicate that this population is more genetically prone to alcohol-related disorders? Or
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How to Know Your Native American Loved One Needs to Go to a Rehab Center

Native American people have the highest rate of substance abuse despite representing a minority of the population. Native American addiction is complicated and nuanced, and treatment can be difficult.  There
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Native American Depression and Substance Abuse Go Hand-In-Hand

If you’re struggling with addiction or substance abuse issues, chances are you’re also struggling with some depression. At the very least, you may feel deep sadness or cycles of sadness
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10 Tips For Overcoming Alcohol/Drug Cravings

When you’re walking the Red Road of sobriety, cravings for your drug of choice come as no surprise. Early recovery tends to be the most challenging when it comes to
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Are You Addicted To Alcohol? Alcoholism Warning Signs

According to the National Institute of Health, about 7 percent of Native Americans living in the United States struggle with an addiction to alcohol. This is a bit higher than
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