ERIC Number: ED423467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State of Maine Alcohol and Other Drug Use: An Assessment of Students in Grades 6-12. Risk and Protective Factors, 1996.
Dana, Robert Q.
Primary findings of the Maine Student Drug Survey, administered during the academic year 1995-96, are presented. Highlights of the study findings, selected prevalence findings, selected risk and protective factor findings, policy recommendations, and recommendations for future research are presented. The questionnaire and the study are described briefly, and descriptive statistics are provided for the sample. Prevalence statistics concerning use by students in grades 6-12 are presented for smokeless tobacco, alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, LSD and other psychedelics, cocaine and crack, inhalants, steroids, and other drugs. Substance use is compared to grade level and gender. Data comparisons with other states for 1992, 1995, and 1996, and regional comparisons within the state of Maine are provided. Data on the attitudes of students towards violence and the prevalence of violent behavior among youth are presented. Data on risk and protective factors by level (peer/individual, family, community, school) are presented. Four appendixes detail methodology, supporting materials, the survey instrument, and item-by-item results by grade and gender. A separate executive summary provides table of contents, table of figures (26), highlights of study findings, selected prevalence findings, selected risk and protective factor findings, policy recommendations, and recommendations for future research. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.
Identifiers - Location: Maine