New Approaches Help Aboriginal People with Addiction and Substance Use
Marketwire, 8 November 2011

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Innovative approaches to treating Aboriginal people with substance abuse issues were in the spotlight at the Issues of Substance 2011 Conference taking place from 6-9 November. New approaches discussed included: using Aboriginal traditional culture in healing from substance abuse (e.g., circle of life, creation stories, healing circles, smudge ceremonies); combining indigenous and Western knowledge to improve the treatments designed for-and outreach to-Aboriginal women with substance abuse problems; and using an integrated, culturally specific and client-focused system of supports and services for First Nations people in Canada. Read the article …