• What is Anpetu Luta Otipi?

    Anpetu Luta Otipi is a comprehensive substance abuse program that administers a wide variety of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

  • Rachel Kelly, Oglala Sioux, Miss He Sapa Win 2014-2015

    I am just one of many Lakota young people that have chosen to live alcohol and drug free. I only have one life and I will make the most of it.

  • 1 Rapid City scientist promoting smoke-free policies on reservations
  • 2 How Mortality Data Fails Native Americans
  • 3 Woman sues Pennington County authorities for alleged violation of her civil rights
  • 4 Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
  • 5 National survey to examine drug use among American Indian youth
  • 6 Let future generations know the dangers of secondhand smoke
  • Rapid City scientist promoting smoke-free policies on reservations

    Taking the time to develop relationships with tribal leaders will be key to helping reduce smoking rates on reservations across the U.S., says Patricia Nez Henderson (vice president of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health), who has been appointed to the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health. Read More >

  • How Mortality Data Fails Native Americans

    The latest data from the CDC finds that death certificates often misclassify American Indians and Alaska Natives as white. Read More >

  • Woman sues Pennington County authorities for alleged violation of her civil rights

    A drug addict walks into a treatment center looking for help. In her coat pocket is a used syringe containing a white powdery residue, later identified in a forensic laboratory as a minuscule amount of methamphetamine. The next day, workers at the drug treatment center find the syringe in her belongings. Should they call the police? Read More >

  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

    Nationwide, around 15 million Americans abuse prescription drugs annually, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine — which as a category are called opioids — are frequently prescribed by doctors and some are even common in medicine cabinets and on bathroom counters across South Dakota. Read More >

  • National survey to examine drug use among American Indian youth

    Researchers at Colorado State University’s Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research are launching their latest effort to gather comprehensive data on drug and alcohol use among American Indian middle and high school students who live on or near reservations. Read More >

  • Let future generations know the dangers of secondhand smoke

    2.5 million nonsmokers have died from secondhand smoke since 1964. Nathan was one of them. Read More >

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