Self-reported surveys were conducted across several grades by Mrs. Saliba's classes.
Much to the delight of the observers and teachers, substance abuse-- specifically drug use--- was low to nearly non existent.
Unfortunately, the problem still persists in some sectors of the student body, with a small, but nevertheless significant portion of students stating their drug use to be some level of "high." Understanding this data allows us to more pragmatically assess the circumstances and provide those students with effective steps toward recovery.
Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, with more than 41,000 of these deaths from exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition, smoking-related illness in the United States costs more than $300 billion a year, including nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity. In 2014, an estimated 16.8% (40.0 million) U.S. adults were current* cigarette smokers. Of these, 76.8% (30.7 million) smoked every day, and 23.2% (9.3 million) smoked some days.
Several research studies were conducted by Mrs. Saliba's mathematics classes. In conducting this research, several discoveries were made. To the left is a button with the compilation of all the data collected by students in the Digital Arts and Technology Academy; it provides great insight on the effects of drug addiction both close to home and around the United States.
In terms of financial toll, nearly $200 billion were spent to treat drug addicts in the United States-- a staggering number on all accounts.
Street Drugs Data