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Substance abuse declines in Routt County

Survey shows downward trends for student drug and alcohol use

Survey results

Have you ever drank alcohol in your lifetime?

Grade 2008 2010 Difference

6th 0% 0% no change

7th 16% 16% no change

8th 46% 26% 20% decrease

9th 64% 58% 6% decrease

10th 68% 68% no change

11th 84% 80% 4% decrease

12th 88% 86% 2% decrease

In the past 30 days, have you drank alcohol?

Grade 2008 2010 Difference

6th 0% 0% no change

7th 11% 7% 4% decrease

8th 26% 6% 20% decrease

9th 32% 37% 5% increase

10th 41% 35% 6% decrease

11th 64% 43% 21% decrease

12th 69% 55% 14% decrease

In the past 30 Days, have you had 5 or more drinks within a couple of hours?

Grade 2008 2010 Difference

6th 0% 0% no change

7th 0% 0% no change

8th 12% 0% 12% decrease

9th 20% 20% no change

10th 28% 22% 6% decrease

11th 43% 30% 13% decrease

12th 56% 34% 22% decrease

Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?

Grade 2008 2010 Difference

6th 0% 0% no change

7th 0% 4% 4% increase

8th 14% 4% 10% decrease

9th 24% 33% 9% increase

10th 43% 42% 1% decrease

11th 56% 60% 4% increase

12th 74% 34% 40% decrease

In the past 30 days, have you used marijuana?

Grade 2008 2010 Difference

6th 0% 0% no change

7th 0% 0% no change

8th 8% 0% 8% decrease

9th 12% 14% 2% increase

10th 22% 24% 2% increase

11th 31% 28% 3% decrease

12th 45% 26% 19% decrease

Have you used prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription in your lifetime, including painkillers such as OxyContin, Codeine, or Percocet; stimulants such as like Ritalin or Adderall; or depressants such as Valium or Xanax?

Grade 2008 2010 Difference

6th 0% 0% no change

7th 0% 7% 7% increase

8th 11% 8% 3% decrease

9th 15% 22% 7% increase

10th 29% 14% 15% decrease

11th 35% 14% 21% decrease

12th 50% 10% 40% decrease

Survey participation

Female: 442

Male: 410

6th grade: 29

7th grade: 192

8th grade: 159

9th grade: 164

10th grade: 146

11th grade: 105

12th grade: 57