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Greenwich Student Survey: Drug Access, Use Spikes in High School


Access to and use of alcohol and other drugs jump when students transition from middle school to high school, a recent study administered by Greenwich’s Prevention Council found.


About 3,000 middle and high school students from the town’s public and private schools were surveyed in February to identify and address risky behavior among Greenwich teenagers. The survey also measured what strengths and assets students felt they had.


The survey went out to students in grades seven through 12 at Greenwich Public Schools, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich Catholic School, Stanwich School, Whitby School and Sacred Heart Greenwich. Students answered questions about their activities, beliefs and relationships, as well as substance use, bullying and social media behavior.


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