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Publication: “Love” and alcohol use among U.S. Indigenous peoples

Dr. Catherine McKinley and PhD Candidate Jenn Lilly (formerly Miller Scarnato) publish "What’s love got to do with it? “Love” and alcohol use among U.S. Indigenous peoples: Aligning research with real-world experiences" in the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity. Their research examines how Indigenous families report experiences of love and its association with the urgent health disparity of alcohol abuse. This exploratory mixed-methods study found that love was a highly salient qualitative theme and component of family resilience. Quantitative results revealed cross-generational changes in family resilience, which were negatively associated with alcohol use. Current families may be transcending the effects of historical oppression by expressing love and family resilience.

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