How Are You Using Project ALERT?
RAND is reviewing the state of the Project ALERT program, as well as how the program can be enhanced to meet the needs of educators and students.
We want to learn from you! How are you using Project ALERT? What would you like to see changed or improved? Please consider participating in a brief survey to let us know. It should only take about 10 minutes.
Click here to take the confidential online survey.
Monitoring the Future - Updated Data for 2014
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future national survey of substance use among students in U.S. middle schools and high schools has released results from 2014. Overall, for 8th graders, use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and a number of other illicit drugs declined since the last survey in 2013. Overall trends for all students indicated that both alcohol and cigarette use in this most recent survey were at their lowest points since the study began back in 1975.
E-cigarette use has surpassed cigarette use among 8th graders. Comparison data prior to 2014 are not available as 2014 was the first year e-cigarette use was assessed.
Here are some statistics for 8th graders assessed in 2014:
In the past month…
· 9.0% used alcohol
· 8.7% used e-cigarettes
· 6.5% used marijuana
· 4.0% smoked cigarettes
· 2.7% have been drunk
· 2.2% used inhalants
Click here for more information: http://monitoringthefuture.org/
Project ALERT now on Twitter!
Attention Project ALERT users!
We are now on Twitter! Follow us for updates, resources, and helpful links here!
We also post regularly to our Facebook page. Stay up-to-date by liking our page and following our updates.