Past-Month Substance Use among AI/AN Adults Age 18 or
Older Compared with the National Average: 2004 to 2008

Trend American Indians or Alaska Natives National Average
Alcohol Use* 43.9% 55.2%
Binge Alcohol Use* 30.6% 24.5%
Illicit Drug Use* 11.2%   7.9%

* The difference between American Indians or Alaska Natives and the national average is statistically significant at the .05 level.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies (June 24, 2010). Figure 2: Past-Month Substance Use among American Indians or Alaska Natives Age 18 or Older Compared with the National Average: 2004 to 2008. Substance Use among American Indian or Alaskan Native Adults. Rockville, MD.

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