Project ALERT Has Returned to RAND
We are pleased to inform you that Project ALERT has returned to the RAND Corporation as of July 1, 2014.
Very little about Project ALERT has changed during the transition of the program from the BEST Foundation to RAND. The high-quality website materials, accessibility of Project ALERT staff, the ALERT Educator e-newsletter, and training modules for Project ALERT will continue to be available without interruption. The online training found on the Project ALERT website (www.projectalert.com), as well as all training materials on the site will continue to be offered at no charge.
In-person trainings are also available for a fee. Inquire at email@example.com or at 1-800-ALERT-10.
Questions about training, implementation, and materials will continue to be answered through the Project ALERT hotline at 1-800-ALERT-10 and through our contact form on the website. Our new email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
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