Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB)
TeleECHO Substance Use Disorder and Chronic Pain Training
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IHS partnered with the University of New Mexico (UNM) to provide a Substance Use Disorder and Chronic Pain TeleECHO. Visit UNM's website to access the recordings.
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The objective of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB) is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to a level at or below the general U.S. population. ASAP strives to meet this goal through the implementation of alcohol and substance abuse programs within Tribal communities, including emergency treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and rehabilitation services, in rural and urban settings.
ASAB nurtures excellence in holistic approaches that promote healthy lifestyles, families, and communities. Programs address alcohol and substance abuse by improving access to behavioral health services through telebehavioral health methods, and providing a comprehensive array of preventative, educational and treatment services. Currently, more than 50 percent of the mental health programs and more than 90 percent of the alcohol and substance abuse programs are Tribally operated.