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Alcohol and other drugs student survey under way

The President’s Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs is surveying students on their use of alcohol and other drugs. The survey, which began Oct. 1, is being conducted at all 11 North Dakota institutions of higher education. The North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention endorsed the survey.

Survey data will be used to implement programs, services and policies aimed at reducing the harmful effects of high risk alcohol and drug use among NDSU students. Data will be compared to previous surveys conducted in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 to determine trends in student use and perceptions.

Approximately 800 students are being surveyed in classrooms selected through a stratified random sample procedure. The project has received Institutional Review Board expedited review and approval, and follows protocol for informed consent.

Instructors of classes selected in the sample will be notified for their permission to administer the survey. Questions may be directed to Laura Oster-Aaland at 701-231-7750 or

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