Substance Disorder Among 100 American Indian Versus 200 Other Patients

Joe Westermeyer, John Neider

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The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and clinical Characteristics among American Indian (Al) patients and other patients with Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders (PSUD). The study was conducted at a university‐based, alcohol‐dfug program in the Upper Midwest. One hundred Al patients presenting sequentially with PSUD were contrasted with 200 other patients (selected at random from 620 patients) presenting at the same clinical facility during the same period with PSUD. Data included demographic characteristics, current DSM‐Ill‐R PSUD diagnoses, previous treatment for PSUD, and family history of PSUD. Findings indicated several special aspects of PSUD among Al patients, which have implications for program planning and treatment evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1994


  • Alcoholism
  • American Indian
  • Family History
  • Organic Mental Disorder
  • Treatment


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