Study: Substance abuse is more prevalent in Native American teens

11/8/2011 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Native American teens had the highest prevalence rate of substance abuse as well as the highest level of drug- or alcohol-related disorders of multiple race/ethnic groups, according to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The findings, based on data from the 2005-2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, also showed 37% of teens aged 12 to 17 reported drinking alcohol or using drugs in the past year.

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