ERIC Number: ED258126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Drugs and American High School Students 1975-1983. Highlights.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; And Others
This report is the seventh in an annual series reporting the drug use and related attitudes of America's high school seniors; the findings come from an ongoing national research and reporting program, "Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of Lifestyles and Values of Youth," also known as the High School Senior Survey. Data on two major topics are reported: current prevalence of drug use among high school seniors (especially illicit drug use), and trends in use since 1975. Also reported are data on grade of first use, trends in use at earlier grade levels, intensity of drug use, seniors' attitudes and beliefs concerning various types of drug use, and their perceptions of certain relevant aspects of the social environment. Eleven separate classes of drugs are distinguished, including marijuana, inhalents, hallucinogens, cocaine, heroin, natural and synthetic opiates other than heroin, stimulants, sedatives, tranquilizers, alcohol, and cigarettes. The report also includes sections dealing with the use of non-prescription stimulants such as diet pills, stay-awake pills, and psuedo-amphetamines, and trends in use at the higher frequency levels gathered from reports of the duration and intensity of the highs experienced by drug type. Numerous tables and figures illustrate the results. (MCF)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Use, High School Seniors, High Schools, Illegal Drug Use, Student Attitudes, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. (Stock No. 017-024-01208-4, $4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.
Note: Some tables are marginally reproducible due to small print. For earlier reports, see ED 160 969, ED 206 958, and ED 220 755.