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Native Americans and Substance Abuse

  • By: Pamela Preston
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

While Native American, Alaskan Indian, and Native Hawaiian societies have traditionally used intoxicating substances in religious rituals, the introduction of alcoholic beverages by European explorers and settlers in the New World can be considered the beginning of substance abuse by ...

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