Monday, June 28, 2010

Utah Curbing Inhalant Abuse

From The Herald Journal (June 27):

Utah has something to cheer about after a recent survey showed steady declines in inhalant abuse. The Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) survey, a semi-annual assessment of youth drug use, captures information from sixth thru 12th grade students. The newest data indicates inhalant abuse declined by nearly 50% since 2007.

The encouraging trend was seen among 6th graders. The 2005 data showed 3.2 percent of sixth-graders repoted using inhalants. "In 2007 and 2009, that number at 2 percent. In 2009, the state reported 1.9 percent."

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