Volunteers needed for student drug survey

| 21/04/2014

(CNS): The National Drug Council is appealing for members of the public who can spare one and a half hours between 28 April and 9 May to help with the seventh Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey (CISDUS). The survey is an ongoing study of the behaviour, attitudes and values of high school students. It is designed to record and describe the extent and patterns of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among students in Years 7 to 12/13 across the country and contribute to a better understanding of current and changing rates of use. Despite the belief that young people are engaged in extensive drug use, the last survey in 2012 found more than half had never consumed alcohol and less than 15% had ever smoked ganja.

The information about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and prevalence rates is gathered through an epidemiological survey.

“Community involvement is essential in the administration of this survey and we are in need of fieldwork assistants,” said a spokesperson for the NDC, which is looking for as many as 80 volunteer fieldwork assistants to collect data efficiently and in accordance with best practice.
Training will be provided for all volunteers.

Individuals interested will be required to be available for around 1½ hours during the weeks of 28 April through 9 May. Please contact info@ndc.ky or call 949-9000 for further information on the dates and times of training sessions.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh Yes please!! To be young again!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The truth is that most people have very positive experiences with drugs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I remember doing these tests and constantly putting out ridiculous numbers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The students lie.  This is a waste of time.  The NDC will produce another vacuous report and then run another "Drugs Are Bad" campaign, which might as well be a script from Mr. Mackey in South Park.