ERIC Number: ED423484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Public School Drug Use Survey, 1996: Key Findings Report.
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among public school students continues to be a major concern in Oregon as it is across the nation. This report, the sixth of the biannual public school drug use surveys conducted in Oregon since 1986, discusses major findings. These findings are (1) marijuana use is up for both the eighth and eleventh grades; (2) cigarette use is up for both the eighth and eleventh grades; (3) although still confined to a small percentage of students, use of other illicit drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines is also up; (4) the use of most illicit drugs is still below the levels found in the 1980s; (5) sixth grade use of illicit drugs is the same or lower than in 1994; (6) risk factors for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use include peers that use; parental attitudes favorable to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; adults in the community who use; and peer attitudes favorable to use. A list of 37 key findings is provided. Each key finding is also depicted graphically. A list of risk factors for drug use is included. Seven tables depict differences in the use of 22 types of drugs among eleventh, eighth, and sixth graders. Three figures assess trends in the use of illicit drugs among these three grades. (MKA)
Descriptors: American Indians, Antisocial Behavior, Cocaine, Drinking, Driving While Intoxicated, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Inhalants, Marijuana, Peer Groups, Predictor Variables, Public Schools, Risk, Sex Differences, Smoking, Student Surveys, Violence
Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Dept. of Human Resources, 500 Summer St., NE, Salem, OR 97310; Tel: 503-945-5763.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Human Resources, Salem.
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon