Event Title

Native American Culture Incorporation in Rehabilitation Programs For Individuals Recovering from Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Presenter Information

Domenica Arone, Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

David Starbuck

Abstract

Throughout American history, Native American people have been abused and mistreated by other cultures. As a result, many native people today face issues of substance abuse and alcoholism but the revitalization of their traditional practices and beliefs on certain reservations is thought to have helped these rehabilitating individuals recover and live healthier lifestyles. Scholars have studied the differences in treatment for federal based rehabilitation centers and native run ones on numerous reservations. Through interviews of natives in these areas, I will study the effectiveness of traditional practices on their lives and if it makes a substantial difference compared to communities that do not incorporate them. Reviewing existing research of these native communities and their practices will allow for me to further examine their lifestyle approaches for rehabilitating individuals and success rates of recovery. This research will have a qualitative approach that will require me to examine individuals and engage with them while gaining further knowledge of their traditional practices and how they are affecting recovering addicts.

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Start Date

5-2-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2019 5:00 PM

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Native American Culture Incorporation in Rehabilitation Programs For Individuals Recovering from Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Throughout American history, Native American people have been abused and mistreated by other cultures. As a result, many native people today face issues of substance abuse and alcoholism but the revitalization of their traditional practices and beliefs on certain reservations is thought to have helped these rehabilitating individuals recover and live healthier lifestyles. Scholars have studied the differences in treatment for federal based rehabilitation centers and native run ones on numerous reservations. Through interviews of natives in these areas, I will study the effectiveness of traditional practices on their lives and if it makes a substantial difference compared to communities that do not incorporate them. Reviewing existing research of these native communities and their practices will allow for me to further examine their lifestyle approaches for rehabilitating individuals and success rates of recovery. This research will have a qualitative approach that will require me to examine individuals and engage with them while gaining further knowledge of their traditional practices and how they are affecting recovering addicts.