Native Americans and Alcohol: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Native Americans and Alcohol: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={William J. Szlemko and James W. Wood and Pamela Jumper Thurman},
  journal={The Journal of General Psychology},
  pages={435 - 451}
Native Americans have higher rates of alcohol use, frequency of use, and increased rates of fetal alcohol syndrome, compared with other ethnic groups (J. Hisnanick, 1992; P. A. May, 1996; J. M. Wallace et al., 2003). High prevalence rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans must be understood in light of their unique history, which has resulted in trauma and exposure to many risk factors for problem alcohol use. Many risk factors have been identified in the general population; however… 
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