Myths About Alcohol Addiction in Native Americans

The Doctor Weighs In
7 min readAug 20, 2017

By Thomas G. Kimball, PhD

Native Americans have experienced strong bias, stereotype, myth, and marginalization on multiple levels, including with respect to alcohol addiction.

The words alcoholism and addiction are laced thick with stereotype and myth. Those who suffer from this brain disease feel the impact of stigma on a daily basis. Highly…

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