A new study points to the prevalence of drug use among Hispanic teens being higher than those of their peers, according to CNN Health. 

New Research

A new study points to the prevalence of drug use among Hispanic teens being higher than those of their peers, according to CNN Health. There is no definitive reason why, but several contributing factors include Hispanic teens being offered drugs more often, as well as their parents’ acceptance level of marijuana use.

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