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NIAAA to Host Webinar on Interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

An image of a female youth and male youth standing in a dessert with mountains in the background.

Pictured are two youths who are members of the Yup’ik community in Alaska, which is collaborating with an NIAAA grantee on an alcohol-use prevention program. Photo by Georgianna Ningeulook, Scammon Bay, Alaska.

Developing culturally appropriate interventions to prevent alcohol-related problems among American Indian and Alaska Native communities is a priority of NIAAA-supported research. In the Yup’ik community in Alaska, NIAAA-supported researchers and Yup’ik community leaders are collaborating to create and assess culturally compatible preventive interventions for alcohol use disorder and suicide in 12- to 18-year-olds.

On October 8 at 1 p.m., NIAAA will host a webinar using this project as a case study for creating similarly tailored interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the United States. The project utilizes history and culture as organizing principles for substance use prevention efforts with youth in indigenous communities. Join the Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth in Indigenous Communities webinar at https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/news-events/meetings-events-exhibits/webinar-substance-abuse-prevention-youth-indigenous-communities.