Tri-Ethnic Center

College of Natural Sciences

Prevention of Inhalant and Other Substance Use Among Middle School Youth


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Young adolescents are particularly vulnerable to initiation of substance use. Moreover, inhalants pose a particularly dangerous risk to middle school youth. Inhalants are often the first drug to be abused given their ready accessibility, low cost, and the frequent lack of knowledge among adolescents of their extreme toxicity.

The current study will examine the effectiveness of a peer-delivered communications intervention, adapted for youth who attend schools on or near American Indian reservations.


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