On Wednesday, the results of the 2007 Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment Student Survey were released. The study surveyed 88,040 sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th graders (from 208 of the 245 school districts) on their use of various substances.
Interestingly, the survey points out that “ drug use among Arkansas youth declined among all substances and grades surveyed, except methamphetamine among sixth graders and inhalants among eighth graders and high school seniors.”
- Eighth graders who reported using inhalants within 30 days went from 6.2 percent in 2002 to 6.5 percent.
- The rate among 12th graders rose from 2.2 percent to 2.3 percent.