American Indian/Alaska native alcohol-related incarceration and treatment

Sarah W. Feldstein, Kamilla L. Venner, Philip A. May

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American Indian/Alaska Natives have high rates of alcohol-related arrests and are overrepresented in justice systems. To understand the relationship between alcohol dependence, treatment, and alcoholrelated incarceration, this study queried American Indian/Alaska Natives currently in remission from alcohol dependence. Participants reported receiving 0 to 43 treatment experiences. Moreover, participants had a significantly greater number of alcohol-related incarcerations than all other treatments combined. These findings underline the importance of making alcohol treatment available within criminal justice settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • General Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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