U.S. Feature | Native Americans

Unmasking Addiction in Native Communities

The long-entrenched belief in Native Americans’ genetic susceptibility to alcoholism has for decades obscured the underlying social and psychological causes of high addiction rates in the community. The Verve takes a look at the science of addiction and the presence of its effects in Native communities, from poverty and disenfranchisement to familial precarity and unemployment.

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No, Native Americans aren’t genetically more susceptible to alcoholism” (The Verge)

(Image Credit: Kimery Davis via The Verge)