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Methamphetamine Abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

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Location: Washington, DC, Embassy Suites Chevy Chase
Date: September 20, 2007 (All day) to September 21, 2007 (All day)

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Summary

The primary goals of this meeting were to:

  • Review existing research and current knowledge of methamphetamine abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations
  • Assess what data are currently available to characterize this problem
  • Determine what data collection plans are under way
  • Identify existing infrastructures that might be tapped to collect data on this issue
  • Identify gaps in the knowledge and begin to plan a research agenda

Questions that were addressed include:

  • To the extent that data are available, what is the scope of the problem?
  • What are gap areas, including data from diverse age groups, gender groups, regionally distinct groups, and child-bearing women?
  • How can we better assess regional and tribal variation in use?
  • What infrastructures exist that might be resources for data collection?
  • How should research proceed?
  • How can data be collected to ensure a link to services for prevention and treatment?

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