Red Ribbon Week: Living a Drug Free Life

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  • Smoking and Black Youth
  • Illegal Drugs and Black Teens
  • African-American Teens Drink Less Than Whites
  • The Link Between Liquor and Gun Violence
  • Illegal Use of Legal Drugs
  • Prevention is Key
  • This Week Is Red Ribbon Week!

Illegal Drugs and Black Teens

When it comes to illegal drugs, 45 percent of African-American teens have taken marijuana, ecstasy, crack/cocaine, heroin and/or meth, compared to 43 percent of white teens and 54 percent of Latino teens, according to researchers from the Partnership at Drugfree.Org.

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