(Advertisement)

Northwest Arkansas Drug and Tobacco Free Coalition Pushes For Teen Involvement

Posted: January 18, 2014 at 5 a.m.

A grassroots teen coalition of students who can influence their peers to stay drug and alcohol free is the goal for the Northwest Arkansas Drug and Tobacco Free Coalition.

AT A GLANCE

By The Numbers

Students at participating schools are surveyed annually through the Arkansas Department of Human Services for the Prevention Needs Assessment Student Survey. In the fall of 2012, the most recent survey data available, 40.1 percent of high schools seniors surveyed across the state said they had used some kind of drug. In Washington County that number was 41.1 percent. In Benton County it was 36.6. percent.

Percentages equal the number of high school students of the class of 2013 who tried commonly abused substances at some point before the fall of their senior year.

Alcohol

60.4*Washington County

55.7*Benton County

61.1 *Arkansas

Cigarettes

37.*Washington County

42.*Benton County

42.1*Arkansas

Marijuana

36.3*Washington County

35.6*Benton County

35.6*Arkansas

Prescription Drugs

17*Washington County

13.7*Benton County

15.7*Arkansas

Methamphetamine

1.8*Washington County

1.9*Benton County

2.2*Arkansas

Inhalants

7.8*Washington County

7.4*Benton County

7.9*Arkansas

Source: 2012-13 Benton And Washington County Prevention Needs Assessment Student Surveys

This story is only available from our archives.

(Advertisement)



« Previous Story

Adams Seeks Second Term On Benton County Quor...

Pat Adams, justice of the peace for District 6, will seek a second term on the Benton County Quorum Court. Read »

Next Story »

Georgia outlasts Arkansas in OT

Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) and forward Coty Clarke (4) double-team Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) under the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm)

Kenny Gaines scored 15 points, Marcus Thornton had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Georgia overcame poor shootin... Read »