American Indian Substance Misuse/Abuse Prevention Resources


The following are Substance Misuse/Abuse Prevention Resources for Native Providers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.


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The National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC (NAIAN PTTC) is a great resource for Tribal Members and those who work with tribal members in substance misuse/abuse prevention. The NAIAN PTTC's mission is "to strengthen and promote systematic behavioral health practice improvements for Native providers in order to honor and contribute to the health and well-being of tribal and urban Indian communities".

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Resources from the National American Indian & Alaska Native TTC's

Connecting Prevention Specialists to Native Communities, National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC. Virtual Trainings for prevention specialists to support our Native communities. Topics such as: crisis response, creating safe spaces to heal, sexual assault awareness, youth engagement, food sovereignty, etc. 

"Honoring our Sacred Heritage" Post Campaign, (Downloadable Documents). National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, August 2021. This series of posters I designed to help you promote awareness of your programs and services in your community! They can be customized by adding your logo, information, and adding a translation of the message in your own language. 

Suicide Prevention Month: Facts and Resources on Suicide Among Native People, (Fact Sheet). National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC, September 2021.

Slides for Indigenous Resiliency: Indigenous Ways of Knowing for Thriving Prevention Programs, (Slides). National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC, October 2021.

Repository of American Indian/Alaska Native Prevention Programs, (Table). National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC, October 2021.


Other Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Resources: 

Strengthening Resilience Among Indigenous Youth Training, (Booklet). Mountain Plains MHTTC, January 2021. 

Healing Our Protectors: Building Resilience Among Tribal Law Enforcement Officers Through Cultural Intervention, (Toolkit). Mountain Plains MHTTC, May 2021

The Roles of Culture and Collaboration in Preventing Suicide and Substance Misuse in Indigenous Communities, (Webinar). Pacific Southwest PTTC, February 2021. 

Substance Use Prevention in Native Communities... Initiating and Sustaining Meaningful Connections Across Cultures, (Webinar). Pacific Southwest PTTC, September 2020. 



National Resources

We R Native

We R Native is a multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults. The service includes an interactive website, a text messaging service, and social media. We R Native address the social, structural, and environmental stressors that influence adolescent health; with particular focus given to the prevention of suicide, bullying, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and drug and alcohol use. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We R Native is supported, in part, with funds from the Indian Health Service and the Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, and by a GLS suicide prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 




Efficacy and Utilization of Smartphone Applications for Smoking Cessation Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, (Scholarly Journal Article). Oxford Nicotine and Tobacco Research, October 2021


Regional Resources:

More Resources to come


Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention Program, Ute Indian Tribe. 






The Mountain Plains PTTC is funded by SAMHSA and is a partnership between the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and the School of Dentistry at the University of Utah. The following is a statement acknowledging the land on which the University of Utah stands: 

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