“A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that delinquent, non-Hispanic whites are more likely to abuse ‘hard drugs,’ such as cocaine or opiates, than their black counterparts, which might be news for some Americans. But for many blacks across the nation, the study confirms what was already known. The study, which took place over 12 years, found that the rates of hard drug abuse was ‘highest among non-Hispanic whites, followed by Hispanics then African-Americans.’ The research found that whites were more than 30 times likely to have cocaine-use disorder, 50 times more likely to develop opiate-use disorder, and 18 times more likely have PCP-use disorder than blacks.”

Source: Philip Lewis. “New Study on Drug Use Confirms What Black People Have Been Saying This Whole Time.” Mic. April 8, 2017. https://www.yahoo.com/news/study-drug-confirms-black-people-151000538.html

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