The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use is an annual collection of self-reported tobacco,
alcohol, inhalant, and substance (both licit and illicit) use data from students
throughout the state of Texas. The survey, conducted
by the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) in conjunction
with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), is available
for students in grades 6 through 12.
Participate in the 2015 Survey
Sign up for this important research and contribute
to an accurate estimate of the extent and nature of substance use in Texas.
The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use has been conducted in Texas schools
since 1988. The survey covers prevalence of substance use, factors affecting youth substance use,
and students’ attitudes toward substance use. Local school district surveys are offered each year,
with a statewide survey conducted every two years.
Both the statewide survey and the local school district survey use identical survey instruments.
Data from the statewide sample are incorporated into an over-time database maintained by DSHS
to track trends in substance use so that policymakers at the state level have up-to-date information
upon which to base decisions and plot prevention strategies. These data also serve as an overall
standard of comparison for use by those at the local level to interpret and act upon survey findings
in a similar way.
Schools included in the statewide sample will receive survey materials at no cost and are eligible
for a cash incentive to help offset survey administration expenses. For more information on how to
enroll your school for the survey or if you have questions that are not answered in the materials
here, please visit our page.
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