THE BRONX - The Partnership at released data recently that shows that Hispanic teens are more likely to try drugs than their African-American or Caucasian peers.

More than half of Hispanic teens in the study said they have used an illicit drug, compared with 45 percent of African- American and Caucasian teens.

The data also shows that 47 percent of Hispanic teens have tried marijuana, while less than 40 percent of African-American and Caucasian teens confess to using pot.

When it comes to alcohol consumption, 62 percent of Hispanic teens are drinking, versus 59 percent of Caucasians and 50 percent of African-American teens.