- Most Peel students have experimented with alcohol and did so at an early age. Two in every three (68%) students reported they had tried an alcoholic drink at some point in their lives. Of these, one in three (33%) had tried alcohol while they were in Grade 6 or before, and 70% had tried it before they entered Grade 9.
- Seven per cent of students reported they drank once a week or more often.
- Peel students who drank were also highly likely to have had at least one experience with binge drinking (five or more drinks on one occasion). Two in every five (40%) students who had ever tried alcohol reported this behaviour. Six per cent of students reported they went binge drinking at least once a week or more often.
- In the 12 months before the survey, one in four (24%) of all Peel students reported they had either been a passenger with a driver who had been drinking alcohol or been unsure if the driver had ingested alcohol.
Chapter 3 -
Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs (PDF 164KB, 41 pages)
Table of Contents:
- Table of Contents (PDF 34KB, 4 pages)
- List of Figures and Tables (PDF 52KB, 17 pages)
- Executive Summary (PDF 57KB, 8 pages)
- Introduction (PDF 31KB, 2 pages)
- Student Health 2005 - Introduction
- Chapter 1 - Student Profile
- Chapter 2 - Eating Habits, Physical Activity and Body Weight
- Chapter 3 - Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs
- Chapter 4 - Bullying and Safety
- Chapter 5 - Mental Health and Self Esteem
- Chapter 6 - Sexual Health
- Chapter 7 - Dental Health
- Chapter 8 - Injuries
- Chapter 9 - Sun Safety
- Data Sources, Methods, and Limitations (PDF 45KB, 4 pages)
- References (PDF 49KB, 8 pages)
- News Release