Familial concern and adolescent simultaneous polysubstance use on American Indian reservations
American Indian (AI) adolescents are at increased risk for substance misuse and related problems. AI adolescents initiate consumption earlier compared to non-American Indian (non-AI) adolescents, and are three times more likely to be diagnosed with a substance use disorder than non-AI adolescents. AI families may be more tolerant of substance misuse than non-AI families, and are likely to employ parenting styles which emphasize modeling and the importance of extended family. There is considerable literature on AI substance misuse, but to date no studies have examined simultaneous polysubstance ...
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