ERIC Number: ED343034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Wisconsin Study: Alcohol and Other Drug Use. A Search Institute Report. Bulletin No. 92178.
Search Inst., Minneapolis, MN.
This report presents results of a study of alcohol and other drug use by Wisconsin students which was conducted in the spring of 1991. A total of 5,834 students were surveyed. Students were from grades 6, 8, 10, and 12, as well as from various community sizes and racial/ethnic groups. In addition to reporting results of the 1991 survey this report compares baseline data from a similar 1989 survey with data from the 1991 survey. Results in these categories are presented: (1) social context; (2) alcohol use; (3) cigarette and smokeless tobacco use; (4) marijuana, cocaine/crack, and amphetamine use; (5) other drug use; (6) categories of problem use; (7) percentage of students at risk; (8) comparisons to national norms; (9) summary of changes on selected measures of alcohol and other drug use, 1989 and 1991; (10) community size differences; (11) school and community resources; and (12) opportunities. A recent national study which identified characteristics of youth and the environments that appear to discourage alcohol and other drug use and other forms of at-risk behavior is summarized. Results are illustrated with tables and graphs. Appendices list 1988-1989 sample characteristics and discuss margin of error. (ABL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 10, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 8, Incidence, Secondary School Students, Smoking, State Surveys, Substance Abuse
Division for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Search Inst., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin