Trends in Indian adolescent drug and alcohol use.

  title={Trends in Indian adolescent drug and alcohol use.},
  author={Frederick Beauvais},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research : journal of the National Center},
  volume={5 1},
Trends in overall drug use among Indian and non-Indian youth have followed similar patterns, increasing from 1975 to the early 1980s and, for the most-used drugs, declining since then. At every point in time more reservation Indian youth are involved with drugs than are non-Indian youth. Rates for cocaine and hallucinogen use by Indian youth increase until 1990. The decline in overall drug use has occurred because a considerable number of moderate users have shifted to non-use. There has been… CONTINUE READING

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