The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission recently released Initial 2012 numbers for Navajo County youth substance abuse.
The survey is a "bi-annual opt-in survey that was taken in May 2012 by 1,363 county students, 57% in eighth grade, 23% in 10th grade, 20% in 12th grade."
For more information on the project visit their website and for full reports on all surveyed counties visit this website.
A few inhalant related notes from the study follow below:
- Navajo County is behind Arizona use in most areas except cigarette use (4.9 percent higher than state), chewing tobacco (double the state rate), inhalants (0.3 percent higher), steroids (0.2 percent higher and over the counter drugs (0.5 percent).
Eighth grade: "Inhalant use was up by 2.6% at 12.4%, still lower than previous surveys between 2004 and 2006."
Tenth grade: 4.3% decline in inhalant use
Twelfth grade: "Cocaine and inhalants were down more than 3% each."