Substance Abuse Findings Spur Talk of Boosting Prevention Effort

By Weigand, Jodi | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 15, 2011 | Go to article overview

Substance Abuse Findings Spur Talk of Boosting Prevention Effort


Weigand, Jodi, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


A state survey that found 19 percent of sixth-graders in the Upper St. Clair School District had tried alcohol has officials wondering whether to start prevention efforts earlier.

High school Principal Michael Ghilani said though the number is slightly below the state average, he thinks expanding the district's peer mentoring program to include fifth- and sixth-graders could be a good idea.

"That's usually where the experimentation with drugs and alcohol begins," Ghilani said.

About 10 percent of Upper St. Clair sixth-graders reported trying other drugs -- consistent with the state average -- in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey. The Tribune-Review obtained the survey results through Right to Know requests.

The Commission on Crime and Delinquency will administer the Pennsylvania Youth Survey again this fall. A district's participation is voluntary, but the survey can help districts secure grant money for prevention programs and target efforts to reduce drug and alcohol use.

Upper St. Clair was one of six districts in Western Pennsylvania that participated in the survey in fall 2009, along with Monessen, New Brighton and Armstrong County's four districts. Across the state, about 35,000 students took the survey.

It asked students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 about their own and their peers' drug and alcohol use, if they think the behavior is risky, and to gauge whether their parents and community disapprove of such behavior.

Taylor Manalo, 16, an Upper St. Clair junior, said although she doesn't think drugs and violence are a major problem at her school, mentoring programs are effective prevention tools. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Substance Abuse Findings Spur Talk of Boosting Prevention Effort
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.