ERIC Number: ED349522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Louisiana State-Wide Survey Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use, 1991.
Adams, Ronald D.; And Others
In the fall of 1991 246,258 Louisiana students enrolled in grades 7-12 were surveyed regarding the prevalence and patterns of drug and alcohol use as compared to 241,858 students surveyed in the fall of 1990. The state-wide reports were comprised of data combining junior high school (grades 7 and 8) and senior high school (grades 9 through 12). Student responses for 1991 indicated that over one-fourth of the junior high and over one-third of the senior high students reported smoking cigarettes within the past year. Annual beer and wine cooler use was reported by more than one-third of the junior high students and three-fifths of the senior high students. Almost one-fourth of the junior high students and half of the senior high students reported using liquor. Approximately 1 in 10 senior high students admitted to smoking marijuana within the past year. The percentage was lower for junior high students with less than 1 in 20 reporting annual marijuana use. More than 39% of the junior high students and over 70% of the senior high students reported that beer and wine coolers were fairly easy or very easy to get. The availability of stimulants was similar to that of cocaine with about 10% of the junior high students and 22% of the senior high students reporting easy access to these drugs. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: Pride, Inc., Atlanta, GA.