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In 2015, More Pelham Students Are Substance-Free

Filed in News, Parents by on June 19, 2015 • views: 750

PACT’s most recent Prevention Needs Assessment 
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 Survey, conducted earlier this year and anonymously administered to Pelham students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades, shows significant reductions in youth substance use of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana since 2009.

“Since 2009, lifetime use rates for all students surveyed decreased by 32% for alcohol, 64% for cigarettes and 10% for marijuana,” says Virginia Hartmere, Coalition Director. “These promising results demonstrate that the collective action of our community is having a significant impact on the lives of our children.” Overall, positive trends are emerging in non-use of drugs, cigarettes and alcohol, particularly among students in 8th and 10th grades.

Core data collected by the survey is required by the Drug Free Community Program, a Federal grant program that provides funding to PACT and similar organizations throughout the U.S. For a look at the complete data from this year’s survey, see below.[embeddoc url=”” download=”all”]

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