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  1. Substance abuse in accordance with academic performance Charlie Berrigan Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute

  2. Our Objective • We wished to discover whether there is a connection between the abuse of illegal substances and academics in our SFDCI • Our process and discovery is as follows:

  3. Sample size • Sample size: 200 students from SFDCI • 50 Grade 9s • 50 Grade 10s • 50 Grade 11s • 50 Grade 12s • All grades equally spilt in gender (25 male, 25 female)

  4. Is there a correlation between substance abuse and academic performance?

  5. Is there a correlation between substance abuse and academic performance? • The Total

  6. The Smoking Population • Do you smoke cigarettes regularly?

  7. Smoking at SFDCI

  8. Smoking at SFDCI

  9. Public Medical Central • rise in smoking with students in Ontario and Quebec • In Ontario, a report from the University of Toronto's Ontario Tobacco Research Unit showed that the rate of smoking among students in grades 7, 9, 11, and 13 rose from 22%in 1991 to 28%this year, • The first study, conducted by Quebec's statistics institute for the health ministry, showed that the number of students who smoked tripled between the first year they attended secondary school and the year they graduated

  10. Gender and Smoking at SFDCI

  11. Gender and Smoking at SFDCI

  12. The relationship between grade and drug use

  13. The relationship between drug use and gender

  14. The relationship between drug use and gender

  15. The relationship between drug use and academic performance

  16. The relationship between drug use and academic performance

  17. Statistics Canada • . Percentage of Ontario students using drugs at least once during the past 12 months, Grades 7, 9 and 11 only • 197919892003Change from 1989 to 2003 • Tobacco35.022.217.4-4.8 • Alcohol73.762.662.90.3 • Cannabis29.111.927.815.9 • Glue4.92.03.21.2 • Other solvents7.23.46.63.2 • Barbiturates7.42.12.70.6 • Heroin2.51.21.40.2 • Methamphetamine3.72.53.61.1 • Stimulants11.05.85.4-0.4 • Tranquillizers5.82.22.30.1 • LSD9.05.42.9-2.5 • Other hallucinogens5.23.89.55.7 • Cocaine5.32.45.12.7 • PCP..1.22.00.8 • Crack..1.33.01.7 • Ice....1.2.. • Ecstasy....3.8.. • Any illicit substance33.416.630.313.7 • Data source: Adlaf, E. & A. Paglia (2003) Drug Use Among Ontario Students: Findings from the OSDUS, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. • Table source: Statistics Canada, 2005, Exploring Crime Patterns in Canada, catalogue number 85-561-MWE2005005.

  18. Your thoughts? • Our thoughts is that drugs are bad