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Co-Occurring Disorders – Part 2 Native Americans

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Name: AmIndian-co-occuring-disorders.pdf
Title: Co-Occurring Disorders - Part 2 Native Americans
Author: Steve Gallon, Ph.D., Project Director; Mary Anne Bryan, Editor
Publisher: Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Language: English
Publish Year: 2003
Publish Location: Salem, Oreon
File uploaded by: Dr Leslie Korn


This issue introduces recommended treatment approaches, cultural competency and awareness issues, and effective treatment strategies for counselors serving Native American and Alaskan Native clients having both substance use and mental disorders. Great diversity exists among Native American people with regard to tribal membership, cultural identity, preservation of traditions, and living circumstances. Considering each of these factors is important if we are to effectively engage and retain in treatment Native Americans having co-occurring disorders.