University of Iowa chosen for addiction training

The University of Iowa has been chosen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to become a national center to help train people working with native North American and Alaskan people who have addiction problems.

The University of Iowa was chosen “because it already has provided such education throughout the Midwest since 1995 and has focused specifically on improving the treatment that’s available for American Indian populations in states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, said Anne Helene Skinstad, the center’s director and a clinical associate professor of community and behavioral health”

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