Alcohol Problems in Alaska Natives

Lessons From the Inuit

About the Course:

This course is an investigation into the alcohol consumption and reduction practices of Alaskan Natives. It provides a close look at etiological factors to alcohol abuse and dependence. Including, but not limited to alcohol availability, familial, and cultural factors. Further, this course explores the long-term consequences of alcoholism and treatment exposure of the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Lastly, this course is an actual study that focused attention to the unique risk and protective factors of the Inuit people, and includes considerations for new culturally-sensitive family treatment modalities.

Publication Date:

2006 Volume 13, No. 1


J. Paul Seale, M.D., Sylvia Shellenberger, Ph.D., and John Spence, M.D.

About the Author:

The authors are renown academicians and researchers that have many years of experience between them conducting research on alcoholism and other topics of epidemiological value.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, students, and nurses who seek knowledge about the devastating affects of alcoholism . It has introductory, intermediate, and advanced material for diverse participants.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the ongoing alcohol-related problems among Alaskan Natives from an Inuit perspective, and obtain an epidemiological prognosis.

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