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DEBUNKED Episode 6: Myth, 'Native Americans Have A Predisposition To Addiction'


In episode six, we are debunking the myth “Native Americans have a predisposition to addiction.”

Our host, Tim Light, welcomes guests Carlos Rivera, a Behavioral Health Officer at American Indian Health & Services and the CEO at Generation Red Road, Inc.; Ashanti Moritz, of the Skull Valley Band of Goshutes' Warrior Spirit Recovery Center; Dr. Erin Fadden Manning, of the University of New Mexico Health Science Center; and Michelle Chapoose, the Tribal Rural Opioid Initiative Tribal Liaison Coordinator from the Tribal Opioid Resource Center in Roosevelt, Utah, to discuss the myth of genetic predisposition and challenge the stereotypes that have been associated with Native Americans for generations.