Calling all student directors, actors, and producers!
Project ALERT announces its first ever Video Contest. We are looking for educators and students to revamp our classic classroom video, Lindsey's Choice. In addition to their video becoming part of the nationally-known and widely-used Project ALERT curriculum, the wining team will receive an engraved trophy to display at their school/organization and a $250 Amazon gift card!
Please see link below. Share this exciting opportunity with your colleagues!
Monitoring the Future - Updated Data for 2015
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 2015. Overall, for 8th graders, use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and a number of other illicit drugs remained steady or declined slightly since the last survey in 2014. 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 and rates grew slightly from 2014.
Here are some statistics for 8th graders assessed in 2015:
In the past month…
· 9.7% used alcohol
· 9.5% used e-cigarettes
· 6.5% used marijuana
· 3.6% smoked cigarettes
· 3.1% have been drunk
· 2.0% used inhalants
New Supplement on Heroin and Opioids
Project ALERT has just published a new supplement, Heroin and Other Opioids. We hope you will be able to set aside a few minutes to review some important facts and statistics about this issue with your students.
As with our recently-published supplements on marijuana and e-cigarettes, we kept the reading level appropriate for middle schoolers, making the guide suitable to use as a hand-out.
We hope you find this guide to be a useful and timely supplement to the Project ALERT curriculum.