IMPACT

Title

Drug Use at IMSA

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

27-4-2022 10:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 11:05 AM

Abstract

Abstract: Throughout the early twenty-first century, there has been an increase in substance abuse in America. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, drug use went up by 61% among 8th graders between 2016 and 2020, 62% of teenagers in 12th grade have abused alcohol, and 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once. As the stress of school increases, the number of teenagers who abuse substances also increases. The reason that people tend to turn to drugs is that they feel that it provides release from their negative emotions. Our project is on drug use. We will send out an anonymous survey asking students if they personally struggle or know anyone that struggles with substance abuse. In short, our goal is to find whether the statistics for substance abuse at IMSA are high due to expectations and excessive pressures. This will allow this issue to be brought into the light and spoken about during school discussions in an attempt to resolve such an extreme problem. We will be able to find whether determinants such as grades, commitments, and the learning environment play into the intake of drugs and other substances.

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Apr 27th, 10:45 AM Apr 27th, 11:05 AM

Drug Use at IMSA

Abstract: Throughout the early twenty-first century, there has been an increase in substance abuse in America. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, drug use went up by 61% among 8th graders between 2016 and 2020, 62% of teenagers in 12th grade have abused alcohol, and 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once. As the stress of school increases, the number of teenagers who abuse substances also increases. The reason that people tend to turn to drugs is that they feel that it provides release from their negative emotions. Our project is on drug use. We will send out an anonymous survey asking students if they personally struggle or know anyone that struggles with substance abuse. In short, our goal is to find whether the statistics for substance abuse at IMSA are high due to expectations and excessive pressures. This will allow this issue to be brought into the light and spoken about during school discussions in an attempt to resolve such an extreme problem. We will be able to find whether determinants such as grades, commitments, and the learning environment play into the intake of drugs and other substances.