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UNM receives a grant award from NIDA

Project Principal Investigator/s:
Kamilla Venner, Ph.D.

Funding Agency:
NIH/NIDA

Amount Awarded:
$617,401

Period of Performance:
09/2016 - 07/2016

Goals and Aims of Study

It is important to address the substantial substance-related health disparities of American Indians (AI). This project aims to examine the effectiveness of a culturally adapted Community Reinforcement and Family Training approach and Nar/Al-Anon Facilitation with AIs to increase engagement of treatment refusing individuals into treatment/healing and to reduce distress of their loved ones.

How this Research Will Benefit Society

Most people in general do not seek substance use disorder treatment. CRAFT-AI may increase the number of AIs willing to seek help through Western treatment or traditional healing. This knowledge may impact dissemination and diffusion efforts for CRAFT-AI and other evidence-based treatments among AIs and other culturally diverse groups to help reduce the substantial substance related health disparities among AIs and other indigenous people.