The consequences of drug and alcohol use for Indian youth.

  title={The consequences of drug and alcohol use for Indian youth.},
  author={Frederick Beauvais},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research : journal of the National Center},
  volume={5 1},
Indian youth have higher rates of using alcohol and drugs in ways that increase their risk--getting very drunk, drinking while driving, and using drugs and alcohol together. The highest rate is found among reservation youth, a lower rate among non-reservation Indians, and the lowest rate among non-Indian youth. Frequency of self-reported consequences from alcohol and drug use follow the same order, with 15% of reservation seniors involved in an alcohol-related accident. The most frequent… CONTINUE READING