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More Than a Third of Teens Turning to Alcohol, Drugs: Study

(11/15/2011)

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay News
November 7, 2011

More than a third of American teenagers are turning to alcohol or drugs, with 32 percent saying they drink, 19 percent saying they use drugs and 15 percent saying they do both, a new study shows. An even closer look at the data found that Native American teens were the most likely ethnic group to use drugs or alcohol, with almost 48 percent admitting they have done so in the past. In addition, among the nearly 8 percent of teens whose use of alcohol or drugs was deemed addictive, 15 percent were Native Americans, the researchers found.

Read the full HealthDay News Article: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658681


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