Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Alcohol Abuse among Native Americans

Montag 20. Dezember 2010 von htm

Alcohol abuse among Native Americans has lead to many woes for these tribal nations. Many tribes have banned alcohol on their reservations, but there is much controversy over what is best for these people.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, on the border between South Dakota and Nebraska, has been wrestling with their alcohol ban for decades. This reservation was created in 1889, but the prohibition of alcohol sales to American Indians dates back to 1832. Even though it has been an alcohol free reservation since its origin, the tribe has a huge alcohol problem. Four out of every five families in this county have an alcoholic member, and the alcoholism has severe effects here. Unemployment is at 80%, it is the second poorest county in the nation, and life expectancy is the second lowest in the whole Northern Hemisphere. 90% of adult trials on this reservation are directly related to alcohol. Police are swamped with enforcing the alcohol ban and dealing with the mess of those that break the law. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 12/19/10) bloghealthwolrd.blogspot.com, 12/17/10

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Court Case, Development, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Neb. Alcohol Industry Opposes Beer Tax to Fund Treatment

Dienstag 9. Februar 2010 von htm

A proposal to use beer-tax revenues to fund an alcohol detoxification program in the notorious town of Whiteclay, Neb., is being opposed by alcohol industry lobbyists, the Omaha World-Herald reported Feb. 4.
Whiteclay is home to four stores that sell only beer, and most of that to residents of the „dry“ nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The reservation is plagued by alcoholism, and Whiteclay has been dubbed the „Skid Row of the Plains.“ (Source: Join Together, 2/8/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Global, Politics, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

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