More: alcoholism

'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services
'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services (January 11, 2019)

Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.


James Giago Davies: All I knew were Lakota alcoholics and it hardened my heart
James Giago Davies: All I knew were Lakota alcoholics and it hardened my heart (May 8, 2018)

My first experience with Lakota alcoholism came in the dark of a winter’s night.


Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash (November 1, 2017)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier issued a notification to businesses located on the reservation, outlining new tribal regulations regarding the sales of mouthwash.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our people
Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our people (July 15, 2016)

Why do Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants consume alcohol and drugs to excess? Is it because everybody else does it?


Vi Waln: Alcohol and drugs bring pain and suffering to our children
Vi Waln: Alcohol and drugs bring pain and suffering to our children (April 26, 2016)

Our children deserve to grow up in a sober home with parents who are supportive and loving.


Study looks at rates of binge drinking among Native Americans
Study looks at rates of binge drinking among Native Americans (February 12, 2016)

Researchers looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and found that drinking rates among Native Americans and Whites are about the same.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol becomes a permanent fixture of tribal society
Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol becomes a permanent fixture of tribal society (February 2, 2016)

We have allowed ourselves to lose sight of the tiwahe (family), which was the basic social unit of traditional society.


James Giago Davies: The greatest evil facing our communities
James Giago Davies: The greatest evil facing our communities (November 23, 2015)

There is something in Indian country that towers above the top of Harney Peak, something carved into the hearts and minds of Lakota people more indelibly than the faces on Mount Rushmore.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Addressing trauma in our communities
Ivan Star Comes Out: Addressing trauma in our communities (November 3, 2015)

We can point that proverbial finger of blame at the white man and whine endlessly about what our ancestors had to endure and for what we are coping with today until the sun stops rising but it won’t so us any good.


Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)

One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.