Summi Kaipa is a doctoral student in psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and she's looking for Indian Americans who can fill out her online survey - anonymously, of course. She sent us this note:
This study examines the relationship between acculturation and substance use among Asian Indians. The data gathered from this study will help to understand whether drug and alcohol use is a problem among Asian Indians, what groups are most susceptible, and some factors that predict or prevent drug and alcohol use. It will also to educate health professionals about substance abuse problems in the community and to tailor prevention and treatment strategies to helping Asian Indians.
The survey is only meant for adults who live in America, and should take you about 15-25 minutes to fill out. Here's a link to the survey. Even if you only have the occasional drink and have never done drugs, your participation in the study would help.
Also, check out a previous survey we posted, on Indian-American couples; it also has a useful rundown of earlier research on the community.