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Substance Use Disorders Resources

Find organizations, articles, and other resources that American Indian and Alaska Natives can use to promote healing from substance use disorders.

Popular Resources

Northwest Tribal Substance Abuse Action PlanNorthwest Tribal Substance Abuse Action Plan

Created for tribal use by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

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Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native AmericansDrum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans

A culturally appropriate guide for empowering tribal youth and preventing suicide

See substance use disorder resources.


Native-Specific Organizations

Indian Health Service Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
Strives to reduce alcohol and substance use through treatment and rehabilitation services in tribal communities and urban settings.

Indian Health Service Youth Regional Treatment Centers
Address substance use issues among AI/AN youth through 10 youth treatment centers across the nation.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) American Indian/Alaska Native Coordinating Committee
Promotes AI/AN research, works with tribal communities to identify research gaps, and provides technical assistance and funding for AI/AN researchers.

Office of National Drug Control Policy: Collaborating with Native Americans and Alaska Natives
Offers resources and programs, such as the Anti-Meth Campaign, tailored to Native communities. It also addresses drug trafficking.

Other Substance Use Disorder Organizations

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Leads a national effort to address alcohol-related issues.

Native-Specific Research

Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans – 2015 (PDF | 1.3 MB)
Examines drumming as a substance use intervention for Native Americans.

Substance Use Disorder Tools and Campaigns

I Strengthen My Nation Campaign
Empowers youth to resist substance use.

Tribal Substance Abuse Action Plan – 2015 at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (PDF | 845 KB)
Aims to reduce substance use among AI/AN through a five-year strategic plan created by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has developed these Resources to Prevent the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs, Opioid Misuse, and Opioid Overdose.

Last Updated: 11/29/2018