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Religious and Spiritual Practices Among Home-less Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives with Severe Alcohol Problems.

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Source
Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2017; 24(3):39-62
Publication Type
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Date
2017
Author
Dennis C Wendt
Susan E Collins
Lonnie A Nelson
Kelly Serafini
Seema L Clifasefi
Dennis M Donovan
Source
Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2017; 24(3):39-62
Date
2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Keywords
Adult
Alaska Natives - ethnology
Alcohol-Related Disorders - ethnology
Female
Homeless Persons - psychology
Humans
Indians, North American - ethnology
Male
Middle Aged
Religion and Psychology
Urban Population
Abstract
Engagement in religious and spiritual practices may be protective for homeless individuals with alcohol-related problems. However, little is known in this regard for urban-dwelling American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) who have disproportionately high rates of homelessness and co-occurring alcohol use problems. Using secondary data from a nonrandomized controlled study testing a Housing First intervention, AI/AN participants (n = 52) and non-AI/AN participants (n = 82) were compared on demographic variables, alcohol use problems, religious affiliations, and religious/spiritual practices (importance, frequency, and type). AI/ANs who engaged in Native-specific independent spiritual practices had significantly lower alcohol use frequency in comparison to AI/ANs who did not.
PubMed ID
29161454 View in PubMed
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