Student's own use and consequences of use
WestConn's Second Annual Core Drug & Alcohol Survey
- Students who reported driving under the influence increased from 31.3% last year
to 42.0% this year. (Compared to 30.9% nationwide.)
- 58% of WCSU students have never driven drunk.
Amounts Students Drink Per Week
- 2% drink 30 drinks or more per week.
- 16% drink between 11 to 30 drinks per week.
- 23% have 5 to 10 drinks per week.
- 28% have 4 or less drinks per week.
- 30% have 0 drinks per week.
School Performance Affected On a Test or Important Project Due to Alcohol
- 30% have performed poorly.
- 70% have never performed poorly.
Students Who Have Gotten Into a Fight or Argument due to Drinking/Drug
- 44% have. As a result, 16% have been injured or hurt. 9.2% have damaged property.
- 56% have not.
Memory Loss Due to Drinking/Drug Use
- 36% have, of which 26% having had this happen 2 to 10 times in the last
- 64% have not.
Students That Think They Have a Drinking Problem
- 16% of students thought they might have a drinking problem. 35%
report being criticized for their drinking 2 or more times in the past
year. 8% have tried unsuccessfully one or more times to stop
using alcohol or drugs. 1.3% of respondents tried to commit suicide
due to drinking or drug use.
- 84% have never thought they have a drinking problem.
Students That Thought They Were Taken Advantage of Sexually Due to Their Own Drinking
- 11% report being taken advantage of due to their own drinking. 4% said they had taken advantage
of another person sexually.
- 89% report never having been taken advantage of sexually due to drinking.
Students That Have a Family History of Alcohol or Drug Problems
- 47% have a family member with an alcohol or drug problem. 7.3% have a mother with an alcohol problem and 20% have a father with one.
- 43% do not.
- 59% of students had refused an offer of alcohol or other drugs in the
past 30 days.
- 26% of students had thought that a sexual partner was not attractive
because he or she was drunk, and 16% had told the person so.