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Hispanic teen drug use increases

June 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new federal survey reveals Latino teens use drugs at higher rates than their white and black classmates.The survey taken every other year shows no progress when it comes to elicit drug and alcohol use among Hispanic teens.

The survey reveals they're more likely to drink on school property and use cocaine or ecstasy compared to their other high school counterparts.

Researchers can't find a clear explanation for this troubling trend.


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