Native American Projects
The Tri-Ethnic Center has been conducting research with the American Indian Community for the past 35 years. The current project mainly target the use of drugs and alcohol in the American Indian Community. Details can be found in our brochure
The American Indian Youth Drug & Alchohol Survey:
The Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research has been administering the American Drug and Alcohol Survey (ADAS) to over 70,000 American Indian students in reservation schools since 1974. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (#R01DA003371), this research has been instrumental in providing schools and communities the vital information they need to put prevention efforts in to place.
Similar studies conducted earlier have revealed important decreases in inhalant well as marijuana use. We believe the drop in inhalant use, in part, can be attributed to the information Native communities received from the ADAS about the prevalence of this substance, and their ability to put into place very clear, concise and cohesive anti-inhalant messages to their youth.