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Teen drinking and drug use risk higher on Native American reservations
by Lisa Rapaport
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7 June 2018
On 7 June 2018 Reuters reported:
Teens on Native American reservations continue to be more likely to report using alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs than peers elsewhere in the U.S. and to start using at younger ages, a recent study suggests. ... the disparity between Native and other youths was greatest in the eighth grade. Native American eighth graders were more than four times as likely to use alcohol and more than twice as likely to use marijuana or other illicit drugs in the previous month. Native American eighth graders also had more than triple the risk of binge drinking and more than quadruple the risk of smoking cigarettes.
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