Author's School

Brown School

Author's Department

Social Work

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Journal Article

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Patterson Silver Wolf (Adelv unegv Waya), D. A., Duran, B., Dulmus, C. N., & Manning, A. R. (2014) Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention as Standard Practice: Working with the American Indian/Native Alaskan Populations, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24(3) 399-407. DOI: 10.1080/10911359.2014.875340


Alcohol use and the resulting problems associated with high-risk drinking in the American Indian/Native Alaskan (AI/NA) population are well-documented, as alcohol misuse has taken an incredible toll on many AI/NA communities. Presently, both overall health issues and alcohol use occur disproportionately within this population. This article provides an updated overview of the impact of alcohol use in the United States and within AI/NA communities specifically. It also provides recommendations for an alcohol-related screening and brief intervention instrument that social workers can begin using in their practice and can be utilized within the AI/NA community.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of human behavior in the social environment on Mar. 25, 2014, available online:

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