ERIC Number: ED402966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, One-Page Reports.
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA. Office of Institutional Development.
Based on data from surveys of students enrolled in spring 1993 and spring 1996, the four briefs provided in this report describe alcohol and drug use among students at California's College of the Canyons. The first brief addresses the frequency of alcohol use by students, indicating that 15% of the 1996 students reported drinking three or more times per week, compared to 9% of the 1993 students, and that nearly 80% of the 1996 students reported using alcohol in the past year. The second brief focuses on the number of binge drinking episodes in the 2 weeks before the survey was administered, revealing that 29% of the 1996 students reported having binged, up from 25% in spring 1993. The third brief presents data on the prevalence of drug use by students in the previous year, indicating that 33.7% of the 1996 reported using marijuana, up 7.8% from 1993, and that 6.5% of the 1996 students reported using cocaine, another 6.5% designer drugs, 10.9% amphetamines, and 9.7% hallucinogens. The final brief presents data on the number of 1996 students reporting consequences resulting from drug or alcohol use, finding that 55.1% reported having a hangover, 2.3% were arrested for drunk driving, and 33.3% reported driving while under the influence. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA. Office of Institutional Development.