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Student CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey

The CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey was developed to measure alcohol and other drug usage and related consequences among college students attending two and four year institutions, nationwide.  The survey was administered to students at North Dakota State University in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 in an attempt to measure drinking and drug use behaviors, as well negative consequences related to alcohol and other drug use among students. 

2012 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey (Student)

The 2012 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey was administered in Fall 2012.

All undergraduate students at NDSU had the opportunity to be included in this study through a stratified random sampling procedure, which included a total of 781 students. Students were drawn from all ethnic backgrounds, all colleges, and all classes (e.g. freshman, sophomore).

Major findings from the survey include:

    • The percentage of students using marijuana in the past 30 days is down from 11.4% in 2010 to 9.5% in 2012

    • Past 30 day use of all illegal drugs other than marijuana (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) is below 2%

    • Alcohol use rates remained consistent or increased slightly from 2010 to 2012

    • 16 of 19 negative consequences have decreased since 2005; most notably, the percentage of students that reported driving a car while under the influence has decreased from 45.8% in 2005 to 24.1% in 2012

    • The vast majority of students indicated their parents’ expectations or rules about alcohol (84%), tobacco (84.8%), or other drugs (89.5%) are an effective way to limit their consumption

    • Increases in the percentages of students who have knowledge of AOD prevention programs on campus (65.1%, up from 41.0% in 2010) and are actively involved in prevention efforts (10.0%, up from 9.4% in 2010)

    For full results, download the complete 2012 NDSU CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summary.

    Additional 2012 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summaries:

    CORE Drug and Alcohol Survey Information

    The CORE Institute’s Alcohol and Other Drug Survey assesses the nature, scope and consequences of alcohol and other drug use. CORE Institute is a program of the Student Health Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

    The Survey has been administered nationally every year since it was first developed in 1989. The survey has been shown to have high content validity, construct validity and test reliability. More detailed information regarding the reliability and validity of the survey instrument can be obtained from the CORE Institute’s website.


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    Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 8:34:53 AM