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A new study revealed that substance abuse for American Indian teens is higher than the national average. Are you concerned about drug and alcohol abuse among teens in your community? A study from the University of Michigan found the top three drugs abused by 12th graders in the US are marijuana, synthetic marijuana and the prescription drug Adderall. What are Native American teens using to get high? Where do they get drugs? And how can tribal leaders, parents and teachers spot the signs of drug use and address it?
Susan Harness (Salish and Kootenai) – field director for the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University
Stephen Mack – licensed alcohol and drug counselor at the Butterfly Healing Center in Taos Pueblo
Brian Mizoguchi – admission coordinator at the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations
Darren Dry (Cherokee) – director of the Jack Brown Center at the Cherokee Nation