Examining correlates of methamphetamine and other drug use in pregnant american indian adolescents

Allison Barlow, Britta C. Mullany, Nicole Neault, Yvonne Davis, Trudy Billy, Ranelda Hastings, Valerie Coho-Mescal, Kristin Lake, Julia Powers, Emily Clouse, Raymond Reid, John T. Walkup

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Abstract

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents have high rates of pregnancy, as well as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and, increasingly, methamphetamine (meth) use. The progression of adolescent drug use to meth use could have devastating impacts on AI communities, particularly when youth are simultaneously at risk for teen childbearing. In order to inform future prevention efforts, this study explores correlates of meth use in a sample of pregnant AI teens, with a focus on sociodemographic, familial, and cultural factors and use of other drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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