2017-01-05 / News Briefs

Portsmouth Substance Abuse Report Findings

Based upon a Statewide Student Survey and a very comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Study, the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition will be facilitating two parent focused presentations and discussions at Portsmouth Middle School at their PTO meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. and again at Portsmouth High School on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. as part of the Parent Advisory Committee meeting. All are open to the public.

The study shows overall significant decreases in alcohol, prescription drug use and marijuana use over the past four years among Portsmouth students from 7th-12th grade. There was a slight increase in tobacco use. And significant changes were noted in perception of risk of harm for all substances. For more information, contact Ray Davis at 401-864-2015.

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