Survey: Majority Of Tri-State Youths Drug Free

Posted On March 12, 2014

By Katlyn Reece

marijuana-plant-leaves.jpg(Undated) – A survey of tri-state students found that most are not using or abusing drugs.

The 2014 Student-Drug Use Survey released Tuesday found that 95.7 percent do not use prescription drugs non-medically.

The Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati conducts the survey every two years. Last fall more than 56,000 7th through 12th grade students anonymously answered a variety of questions about behavior and drug use.

Among other findings from the survey: 90.2 percent do not smoke cigarettes, 88.6 percent do not use marijuana, and 82.2 percent do not use alcohol.

“We know how important friends and parents are in a young person’s life,” said CDFGC Executive Director Mary Haag in a release. “Students whose peers and family express disapproval are more likely to make the healthy choice to not use drugs and alcohol.”

Learn more about the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati at www.drugfreecincinnati.org.