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