Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Helping the Women of the Past Build Better Futures: A literature review of the substance abuse in Aboriginal women

Elliott, Ravyn B. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Helping the Women of the Past Build Better Futures: A literature review of the substance abuse in Aboriginal women. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Psychology. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Substance abuse, which includes alcohol abuse and use of illicit drugs, is a prevalent issue among women of Aboriginal status, both in Canada and around the world. This literature review discusses the impact that colonization, physical and mental abuse, lack of community support and absence of feminism has had on Aboriginal women and how these factors have caused a cycle of substance abuse through the population. Studies of substance abuse from Canadian provinces (e.g., British Columbia) and global studies (e.g., Australia) are compared. These studies show similar results regarding issues that stem the abuse, as well as have similar proposals to decrease the stereotype of the “drunk Indian”.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11904
Item ID: 11904
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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