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.
“No, Native Americans aren’t genetically more susceptible to alcoholism” (The Verge)
(Image Credit: Kimery Davis via The Verge)