Winter 2017 State of Project ALERT Brief Survey
RAND is reviewing Project ALERT to see how the program can be enhanced to meet the needs of educators and students in today's world. We need the help of our community partners to inform our plan moving forward, including our commitment to keep the program free and accessible to all educators.
Are you using Project ALERT at your school? If so, how are you using Project ALERT? If not, why not? 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 5-10 minutes. We want to hear from all educators, regardless of whether you are using the program or not.
Partner with us!
Are you interested in partnering with RAND on Project ALERT research efforts? Let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits to participation may include free in-person trainings, dedicated support to help your school or organization implement Project ALERT, and student and teacher monetary incentives. We can likely also offer a honorarium to the schools that partner with us. We are looking for schools to partner with regardless of whether the school is currently using the program or not.
Join other schools and organizations and help shape the future of Project ALERT!
Monitoring the Future - Updated Data for 2016
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 2016. Overall, for 17,600 8th graders polled, use of alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana, and a number of other illicit drugs remained steady or declined since the last survey in 2015. Both annual and monthly prevalence of alcohol use for 8th graders are at historic lows since the study began back in 1975.
Here are some statistics for 8th graders assessed in 2016:
In the past month…
· 7.3% used alcohol, compared to 9.7% in 2015
· 6.2% used e-cigarettes, compared to 8.0% in 2015
· 5.4% used marijuana, compared to 6.5% in 2015
· 2.6% smoked cigarettes, compared to 3.6% in 2015
· 1.8% have been drunk, compared to 3.1% in 2015
· 1.8% used inhalants, compared to 2.0% in 2015