TEXAS SCHOOL SURVEY OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL USEKRUM ISDSECONDARY EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOVERVIEW
In the Spring of 1996, the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, in conjunction withthe Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, administered a survey to studentsin grade 9 in the Krum Independent School District (KISD). A total of 82 students completedthe questionnaire, which asked about students' experiences with alcohol and drugs. Of thatnumber, 12 surveys were excluded from analysis because students did not indicate their grade or age, or because they were identified as exaggerators (i.e., claimed to have used a non-existentdrug or reported overly excessive drug use). The final number of surveys included in the overalldistrict analysis was 70.
Students' responses to the questionnaire indicate that:•Fifty-three percent of Krum ISD students reported using tobacco at least once duringtheir lifetimes, and 23 percent said they had used tobacco during the past month.•Six percent of Krum ISD students said they smoke cigarettes on a daily basis, while 8 percent reported using a smokeless tobacco product on a daily basis.•Seventy percent of Krum ISD students said they had used alcohol at least once duringtheir lifetimes, and 25 percent reported using alcohol during the past month.•Eleven percent of Krum ISD students said they had driven a car at least once during the past year after having "a good bit to drink."•Lifetime use of inhalants was reported by 21 percent of Krum ISD students, while past-month inhalant use was reported by 3 percent.•Twenty-one percent of Krum ISD students reported using marijuana at least once duringtheir lifetimes, and 8 percent said they had used marijuana during the past month.•Krum ISD students are most likely to turn to friends for help with a drug or alcohol problem (79 percent) and least likely to consult a counselor or program in school(25 percent) or another adult in school (25 percent).
The percentages referred to in the executive summary were taken from the tables found in "Part I: DistrictSurvey Results." Due to the differences in rounding procedures, there may be slight discrepancies between the percentages referred to in the tables and those reflected in the executive summary.