Using Traditional Healing Practices in Addiction Recovery of Young Adults in the Indigenous Population diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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Hussain, Zoya
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This capstone paper investigates the role of traditional healing practices in the addiction recovery and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) diagnosis process among young Indigenous adults. Focusing on the intersection of FASD, addiction rehabilitation, and Indigenous culture, the study critically analyzes methodological approaches in existing literature, highlighting both their strengths and weaknesses. The research found that traditional healing practices, deeply rooted in Indigenous culture, are essential in addressing the complex needs of Indigenous youths diagnosed with FASD. The study highlights the challenges faced by this demographic, including a lack of culturally appropriate programs and the significant impact of trauma on their lives. Recommendations emphasize the integration of Indigenous cultural perspectives into addiction rehabilitation, recognizing the importance of traditional healing, and establishing specific support networks for Indigenous youths. Additionally, the study underscores the need for preventative interventions connected with Indigenous beliefs and ethical considerations in conducting research on this sensitive topic.
fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) , indigenous young adults , traditional healing practices , substance use recovery , addiction recovery , indigenous culture , addiction treatment