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ERIC Number: ED169453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Drug Use Among American High School Students 1975-1977.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; And Others
This extensive publication is the first in a series entitled Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth. This volume presents detailed statistics on the current prevalence of drug use among American high school seniors and on trends since 1975. Information on 11 separate classes of drugs is presented, and the overall results on prevalence and trends in drug use are summarized. Except for the use of alcohol and cigarettes, virtually all of the drug use discussed is illicit. The strong focus is on drug use at the higher frequency levels to differentiate various levels of seriousness, or extent, of drug involvement. In addition to describing prevalence and trends in use, this volume contains an assessment of prevailing attitudes and beliefs among American high school seniors concerning various types of drug use and of the ways that these views have been changing over the last two years. It also considers their view of the availability of drugs to high-school age youth. (Author)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Use, High School Seniors, High School Students, Narcotics, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Research, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (017-024-00783-8)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.