Understanding the Relationship between Substance Use and Self-Injury in American Indian Youth

  title={Understanding the Relationship between Substance Use and Self-Injury in American Indian Youth},
  author={Allison Barlow and Lauren Tingey and Mary Cwik and Novalene Goklish and Francene Larzelere-Hinton and Angelita Lee and Rosemarie Suttle and Britta C Mullany and John T. Walkup},
  journal={The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse},
  pages={403 - 408}
Background: American Indian communities compared to other US populations are challenged by the largest health disparities in substance abuse and suicidal behavior among youth ages 15–24. Objectives: This article examines the co-occurrence of substance use and self-injury among reservation-based youth in the US. Methods: White Mountain Apache tribal leaders and Johns Hopkins University formed a partnership to address self-injury and substance abuse among Apache youth. Data on suicide (deaths… 
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