Two Youth Surveys Released; Alcohol Remains Drug of Choice
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta have released the findings of a new survey conducted by the department of education in 23 states and 10 cities, along with the National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.
The study drew probability samples from well-defined sampling frames of schools and students in grades 9-12. The report presents self-reported data about the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and cocaine.
Among the research findings:
* 46% of the students said they had drunk alcohol at least once in the previous 30 days.
* 11% said they had smoked marijuana during the previous month.
* 24% reported smoking …
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Publication information: Article title: Two Youth Surveys Released; Alcohol Remains Drug of Choice. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Alcoholism Report. Volume: 20. Issue: 12 Publication date: September 1992. Page number: 2+. © 1989 National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1992 Gale Group.
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