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Read the latest issue and archives of Prevention & Recovery, a quarterly newsletter highlighting prevention practices and success stories in Indian Country.

Prevention & Recovery: A Multi-Agency Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration provides tools, resources, and information to prevent and address issues of alcohol and drug use disorders in tribal communities.

The “Native Youth Perspective” section of the newsletter provides a platform for Native youth to discuss their views relating to the theme of each quarterly newsletter. If you are a Native youth ages 14 to 24 and would like to submit an article, please send it to or call 240-276-2486.

Download issues of Prevention & Recovery:

Fall 2017: The theme for this issue is “New Happenings Across Federal Agencies.”

Spring 2016: The theme of this issue is “Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs Within Tribal Communities and Tribal Benefits of Federal Grants.”

Spring 2015 (PDF | 3.5 MB): The theme of this special edition issue is “Native Youth Today! Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Modern Day Practices.”

Winter 2015 (PDF | 894 KB): This issue’s theme is “Engaging and Empowering Native Youth Leaders.”

Fall 2014 (PDF | 2 MB): This issue's theme is "Celebrating Recovery in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities."

Spring 2014 (PDF | 1.21 MB): This issue’s theme is “Strengthening Federal-Tribal Partnerships.”

Winter 2014 (PDF | 1.16 MB): This issue’s theme is “The Wisdom of Investing in Native Youth.”

Fall 2013 (PDF | 1.1 MB): This issue’s theme is “Creating Safe and Healthy Community Environments.”

Summer 2013 (PDF | 3 MB): This issue’s theme is “Creating Safe and Healthy School Environments.”

Spring 2013 (PDF | 3.77 MB): This issue recognizes February as Sexual Assault Awareness Month within Native communities.

Winter 2013 (PDF | 2.7 MB): This issue features articles on preventing impaired driving during the holiday season, an introduction to the new director of SAMHSA’s Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse (OIASA), and a response to violence and abuse on tribal colleges and university campuses.

Fall 2012 (PDF | 3.8 MB): This issue features articles on the 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit, a successful Bureau of Indian Education school, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ visit to the Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, and more.

Summer 2012 (PDF | 1.5 MB): This issue features articles on the importance and role of culture as a strength in Indian Country in regards to substance use disorders, HHS’ Family and Youth Services Bureau and how it can help you, and more.

Spring 2012 (PDF | 1.2 MB): This issue features articles on the prevention of violence against young women, child maltreatment, and victim assistance.

Winter 2012 (PDF | 1 MB): This issue features articles on tribal justice grant opportunities, preventing children’s exposure to violence in rural and tribal communities, and addressing the problem of childhood obesity across Indian Country.

Fall 2011 (PDF | 1.2 MB): The first edition of the newsletter features articles on developing a Tribal Action Plan (TAP), obtaining TAP technical assistance, suicide prevention programs, and Justice Department grants to enhance law enforcement and crime prevention.

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Last Updated: 04/07/2021