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White and mixed-race youths rank high in alcohol, substance abuse
The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring, because white adolescents are among the most likely ethnic and racial groups to have substance-use disorders.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
November 7, 2011