Coordinating across federal agencies responsible to address alcohol and substance abuse issues, including DOI's (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education), DOJ's (Office of Justice Programs, Office of Tribal Justice) and HHS' (IHS and other agencies in charge of assisting Indian Country)
The Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse is responsible for aligning, leveraging and coordinating with federal agencies and departments in carrying out the responsibilities delineated in the Tribal Law and Order Act. Contact the office at (240) 276-0549 or IASA@samhsa.hhs.gov.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month 2013
Learn it! Live it!
This year, the Office of National Drug Control Policy recognizes four key areas in its approach to preventing substance abuse, targeting: YOUTH, PARENTS, COMMUNITIES, and the WORKPLACE. Prevention works, and that’s why we must continue to encourage partnerships among coalitions and the greater community to build and sustain prevention efforts. Please see the brochure for more information (PDF | 247 KB).
IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) Website Launches!
The Indian Health Service (IHS), Division of Behavioral Health is happy to announce the launch of the IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) website! The site highlights tribal and federal YRTCs that address the ongoing issues of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. To access the site, please visit www.ihs.gov/yrtc/.
Critical Dialogue with Native Youth about Underage Drinking-Our Culture is Prevention
"Critical Dialogue with Native Youth about Underage Drinking-Our Culture is Prevention" is the title of the SAMHSA Native American underage drinking video, a collaborative project between SAMHSA's Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives (UADPEI) and SAMHSA's Native American Center for Excellence, and is intended to support tribes in their local underage drinking prevention communications efforts. This video was produced through the SAMHSA/CSAP UADPEI contract in an ongoing collaboration with States and Territories to produce videos that support local underage drinking prevention communications efforts. Using 'Culture is Prevention' as its theme as well as youth and adult testimonials, the video addresses the consequences of underage drinking, the reasons Native youth choose not to drink, and the way Native cultures and traditions help promote resilience and prevent substance use. You can find this video on SAMHSA's You Tube's Underage Drinking playlist.
Prevention & Recovery Newsletter (Summer 2013)
The Summer 2013 issue of the "Prevention & Recovery" newsletter is now available for download. The theme for this issue is entitled, "Creating Safe and Healthy School Environments" within American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Download the Summer 2013 issue of the quarterly newsletter Prevention & Recovery: A Multi-Agency Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration (PDF | 3.1 MB).
Visit the Prevention & Recovery Archive for past issues.
Public Health Tribal Support Fellowship
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-OSTLTS-2013-0070
Agency: Centers for Disease Control
Posted Date: September 16, 2013
Original Closing Date: December, 2013
Application Deadline: December, 2013
Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25)
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-11-205
Posted Date: Apr 20, 2011
Original Closing Date: May 7, 2014
Application Deadline: May 7, 2014
Alcohol Research Resource Awards (R24)
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-13-319
Posted Date: Aug 6, 2013
Original Closing Date: Sep 7, 2016
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2016
Comprehensive List of Indian Education Grant Programs
Comprehensive List of Indian Education Grant Programs [PDF 328KB]
CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness
The Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse' current featured resource is "CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness". It is intended to enhance cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Covers regional differences; cultural customs; spirituality; communications styles; the role of veterans and the elderly, and health disparities, such as suicide.
You can download this free document by visiting the SAMHSA publications store.
Last updated: 09/23/2013