Student drug, alcohol study volunteers needed

The National Drug Council is urgently appealing for 70 volunteers to offer an hour of their time to help gather information for a survey into the use of drugs in Cayman’s middle and high schools.

The Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey offers an insight in the use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol by all Grade 7-12 students in Cayman’s public and private school.

Its results form a basis for policies and programmes to tackle drug and alcohol abuse by pupils.

On Tuesday, 1 May, the council needs 20 volunteers for one hour in the morning session, and 50 volunteers are needed on Wednesday, 2 May, for one hour in the morning session.

The survey, now in its sixth year, garners information that offers a better understanding of drug use among middle and high school students in the Cayman Islands and helps develop and strengthen prevention programmes.

Training is provided for all survey takers.

To volunteer or to obtain more information, call the NDC at 949-9000.