A majority of college administrators in a new survey say that more students believe marijuana to be “safe,” drawing concern that changing national attitudes about marijuana might have downstream effects on college campuses. Administrators say the number of students with marijuana-related problems has either increased (37 percent) or stayed the same (32 percent), while almost none say such problems have lessened. The Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden/Betty Ford Foundation conducted the survey in conjunction with the National Association of System Heads (NASH).
The Mary Christie Foundation, in collaboration with the Hazelden Betty Ford Center for Public Advocacy, surveyed parents of current college students on their views and perceptions of alcohol use on college campuses.
As leaders in the treatment of youth and young adult addiction, Hazelden is interested in obtaining proprietary national data on youth and young adult drug awareness and use. More specifically, Hazelden wants to uncover (1) young people's knowledge about opioids, (2) youth perceptions around the dangers of opioids, (3) how young people perceive a link between prescription pain medications and heroin, (4) degree to which young people view prescription opioids as easily obtainable, and, (5) views youth have for prescription opioids as a problem among their peer group.
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