ERIC Number: ED351174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Native Students with Problems of Addiction. A Manual for Adult Educators.
Hale, Janet Campbell; And Others
This manual's purpose is to help adult-education instructors to deal with addictive or preaddictive behavior in their Native American students. The impact of alcohol and drug-related social problems has been devastating to Native communities. It is essential to examine broader issues such as cultural identity, ethnic pride, self-confidence, and self-esteem when implementing addiction-prevention strategies. The manual consists of five units. Unit 1 discusses different types of addiction and characteristic addictive behavior. It also provides a brief explanation of the origins of addiction and a comment on the Native experience. Unit 2 revolves around the story of a fictional addict, while providing introductory activities for the other units. Unit 3 includes a variety of student handouts covering basic information on prevention of addictions, including issues of self-esteem, goal-setting, decision-making, peer counseling, and Indian identity. Unit 4 offers simple tools for identifying addiction problems of students or helping them to identify their own. Unit 5 helps educators decide whether or not a student should be referred to professional counseling and includes a list of treatment programs for Native people in British Columbia. Five appendices offer information on adult children of alcoholics, films and videos on alcohol and drug abuse, the Alkali Indian Band, nutrition for recovering alcoholics, and a bibliography of 20 items. (TES)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: Okanagan Coll., Salmon Arm (British Columbia). Native Adult Education Resource Centre.
Identifiers: Native Americans