ERIC Number: ED423473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Texas School Survey of Substance Use among Students: Grades 7-12. 1996.
Liu, Liang Y.
The statewide school survey monitors trends in substance use among public school students, identifies emerging problem areas, and serves as a basis of comparison for local school surveys. Chapter 1 covers "Description of Survey and Study Limitations." Chapter 2, "Comparisons with National and Other Texas Data," presents comparisons to the National Survey, national and state trends, and arrest and treatment data for high school students. Chapter 3, "Drug-Specific Patterns of Use," covers tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, illicit drugs, marijuana, uppers, downers, cocaine and crack, hallucinogens, ecstasy, and steroids. Data on availability, prevalence and frequency of use, student attitudes, and other factors are presented. Chapter 4, "Demographic Variables and Substance Use," explores gender, race and ethnicity, school grades, family structure, socioeconomic status, and length of time in school district in relation to substance use. Chapter 5, "Other Factors Related to Substance Use," presents data on school problems, peer use, parties, availability, danger, parental attitudes, age of first use, extracurricular activities, and other factors. Chapter 6, "Alcohol and Drug Related Problems," discusses related behavior problems. Chapter 7 covers "Sources of Information and Assistance" for students with problems. Conclusions are presented in Chapter 8. The survey instrument, Substance use prevalence, alcohol, and inhalant tables, problem indicator questions, and extracurricular activity prevalence tables are appended. A separately bound executive summary is included. (EMK)
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Use, High School Students, Inhalants, Marijuana, Prevention, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, State Norms, State Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Tobacco, Trend Analysis
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 9001 North IH-35, Ste. 105, Austin, TX 78753-5233; Tel: 512-349-6600; Tel: 800-832-9623 (Toll Free); Web site:www.tcada.state.tx.us
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Austin.