Study: Latino youth more likely to try illegal drugs

A study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org claims Latino teens are far more likely to try drugs than African-Americans or Caucasians. The study found that

The study found that 54 percent of Latino

The study found that 54 percent of Latino youth have reported using illegal drugs in the last year. African-American teens were at 45 percent, while Caucasians were at 43 percent. (Credit: News 12)

NEW YORK - A study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org claims Latino teens are far more likely to try drugs than African-Americans or Caucasians.

The study found that 54 percent of Latino youth have reported using illegal drugs in the last year. African-American teens were at 45 percent, while Caucasians were at 43 percent.

Jerry Otero, of the Partnership at Drugfree.org, says that a number of factors play into the study’s findings, including culture, education and parental tolerance to marijuana smoking.

The annual study has found the use of illegal drugs increasing in the Hispanic community over the past five years. The study also found a 76 percent increase in the misuse of prescription medicine among Hispanic teenagers.

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