Characteristics of Indian youth and drug use.

  title={Characteristics of Indian youth and drug use.},
  author={Frederick Beauvais},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research : journal of the National Center},
  volume={5 1},
The overall high rates of drug use found among Indian youth may be accounted for in part by lack of educational and employment opportunity and other endemic problems of Indian reservations. Individual drug involvement is most highly related to membership in drug-using peer clusters; but because of physical isolation, links between drug use and close friends are weaker for Indian youth, and family influence is felt more strongly. Anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are not related to drug… CONTINUE READING

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