Honouring Our Strengths: Culture as Intervention in Addictions Treatment

The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

FireShot Screen Capture #473 - 'Honouring Our Strengths_ Culture as Intervention in Addictions Treatment - Culture as Intervention in Addictions Carol Hopkins_pdf' - health_chiefs-of-ontario_org_sites_default_files_n

Drug addiction among Indigenous peoples is a serious health concern in Canada. A group of researchers and addiction treatment service providers through the University of Saskatchewan are involved in a project to evaluate the effectiveness of First Nations culture as a health intervention in alcohol and drug treatment.

The research team is working with 12 National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) and Youth Solvent Addiction Program (YSAP) treatment centres across the country.

The research questions are:

1. What are the indicators of healthy client wellness as an outcome of participation in traditional Indigenous cultural interventions while in treatment for problematic substance use?
2. Drawing on this understanding, what is the validity of a culturally competent instrument developed to measure change in wellness among clients in treatment for problematic substance use?

Take a look at a brief video clip introducing the projecthere.

The project team is using…

View original post 240 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s