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Publication Type
Report
  1 website  
Author
Morgan, Robert
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Anchorage
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Keywords
Indigenous Collections
Traditional healing
Sharing & Teaching
Medicine
Traditional
Indians
North American
Abstract
A traditional healing model developed by Robert Morgan, PhD. (PDF, 1.19 MB)
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The healing of our people: substance abuse and historical trauma.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature90488
Source
Subst Use Misuse. 2009;44(1):84-98
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Morgan Robert
Freeman Lyn
Author Affiliation
Dinlishla, Traditional Healing Organization, Mind Matters Research LLC, Alaska, USA.
Source
Subst Use Misuse. 2009;44(1):84-98
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Alaska - epidemiology
Alcoholism - epidemiology - ethnology
Culture
Female
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Indians, North American - psychology
Male
Medicine, Traditional
Substance-Related Disorders - epidemiology - ethnology - history
Suicide - ethnology - trends
Wounds and Injuries
Abstract
For the past two decades, one of the authors (Robert Morgan) has been involved in the development and implementation of culturally based outpatient, inpatient, and aftercare programs for Alaskan native and American-Indian populations in Alaska. After years of observation, it was concluded that the best efforts of our clinicians were inadequate to the task at hand, i.e., that of resolving the social and physical ills that have ravaged the Alaskan peoples since the occupation. Morgan and others sought to create a new model of diagnosis and treatment that combined the cultural strengths of the people with the technical and treatment skills of the conventional medical profession. The model was grounded in a clear understanding of the factors causing disease in the people, and that understanding came from the people themselves. Before the growth of the "healing plant" that Uncle Walter spoke of could be nurtured, it was necessary to first examine the question of cause and effect. Much of the cause is rooted in the "historical trauma" experienced by the Alaska Native People. The effects are numerous, but one of the most obvious symptoms is substance misuse.
PubMed ID
19137484 View in PubMed
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