ERIC Number: ED232811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Alcoholism: Devastation for Indians. 36 Lessons on Alcoholism.
Pike, William A.
In an attempt to educate American Indians about the problems of alcohol abuse, the 36-lesson book presents historical, cultural, legal, medical, social, and personal facts about alcohol and alcohol abuse. Each 3- or 4-page lesson is illustrated in black and white and consists of an introductory narrative, learning activities, and follow-up questions. The lessons include information about the difference between Indians and non-Indians in their use of alcohol; the history of the use of alcohol in the world, in the United States, and among Indians; cultural variations regarding socially acceptable alcohol use; legal aspects of alcohol use; the sickness of alcoholism and its effects on the body, the family, and the community; the chemistry of alcohol; alcohol use among children; statistics on alcoholism in Aberdeen, South Dakota; and alcohol recovery programs. The lessons also include the personal histories of five recovered alcoholics. Many of the lessons contain references to famous Indian leaders or otherwise present an interesting perspective for Indian students. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota