The Dayton Area Drug Survery is a biennial, cross-sectional study that provides estimates of non-medical drug use by school-aged teenagers in the Dayton, Ohio, area. First administered in 1990, under the direction of Russel Falck, associate professor emeritus, the DADS is a collaborative effort between the Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and area school districts. Districts participate in the DADS at no charge and choose which grades between seven and 12 to survey. Students respond anonymously and on a voluntary basis following a protocol approved by the WSU Institutional Review Board. In early 2012, 15,734 students from 16 Miami Valley area school districts provided usable data. The majority of the sample was white (about 82 percent) and the sample was nearly evenly split between boys and girls. For more information on DADS, call the Boonshoft School of Medicine's Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research at (937) 775-2066.

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Submissions from 2012

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Dayton Area 12th Grade Daily Use Table, Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research

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Dayton Area 12th Grade Lifetime Use Table, Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research

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Dayton Area 7th Grade Lifetime Use Table, Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research

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Dayton Area 9th Grade Lifetime Use Table, Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research

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Other Concerns of 7th, 9th and 12th Graders Table, Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research

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Perceived Harmfulness of Selected Drugs Table - 7th, 9th and 12th Grades, Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research

Surveying Teens in School to Assess the Prevalence of Problematic Drug Use, Russel S. Falck, Ramzi W. Nahhas, Linna Li, and Robert G. Carlson

Submissions from 2010

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Results from 2010 Dayton Area Drug Survey Suggest Long-Running Decline in Substance Abuse Among Teens is Reversing, Russel S. Falck

Submissions from 2008

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Results from 2008 Dayton Area Drug Survey Offer Mixed News, Russel S. Falck

Submissions from 2006

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2006 Dayton Area Drug Survey Shows Decline in Teen Drug Use Continues, Russel S. Falck

The Prevalence of Dextromethorphan Abuse Among High School Students, Russel S. Falck, Linna Li, Robert G. Carlson, and Jichuan Wang

Submissions from 2002

Variability in Drug Use Prevalence Across School Districts in the Same Locale in Ohio, Russel S. Falck, Jichuan Wang, Robert G. Carlson, and Harvey A. Siegal

Submissions from 1999

Differences in Drug Use among Rural and Suburban High School Students in Ohio, Russel S. Falck, Harvey A. Siegal, Jichuan Wang, and Robert G. Carlson