- This week we want to get your thoughts on drinking alcohol. What do you think counts as binge drinking?
- Did you know that binge drinking means drinking 4 + drinks for women and 5 + drinks for men in 2 hours? What do you think about that?
- What percentage of people your age do you think binge drink?
- Why do you think people your age binge drink?
- What do you think are the greatest risks of binge drinking?
- This week is all about Juul. Have you ever heard of Juul?
- Why do you think people your age Juul?
- Do you think Juuling is dangerous? Why or why not?
- Do you think Juuling leads to using alcohol, cigarettes or other drugs? Why or why not?
- Juul is an e-cigarette that delivers nicotine. Do you think people younger than 21 years old should be allowed to Juul? Tell us your thoughts on this!
Intro: We want your thoughts on marijuana. As states take steps to legalize marijuana, it’s important to hear the voices of young/future voters (that’s you)!
- Is marijuana use legal in your community? How do you know?
- Do you think it should be legal to use marijuana? Why?
- If marijuana were legal, how would this affect people your age?
- How important are marijuana laws to you? (1=Not at all important, 5=Very Important)
Dates: 2/7/2018 – 4/3/2018
- We’re here with some questions about pain medications. Have you ever taken a prescription pain medication? Tell us about it.
- When it comes to your health, how safe is it to use prescription pain medication that was NOT prescribed to you? Why?
- When it comes to your health, how safe is it to use a prescription pain medication that WAS prescribed to you? Why?
- Could you get prescription pain medications from somewhere other than your doctor? Where?
- When you hear the word “opioid,” what do you think of?
Dates: 12/13/2017 – 6/2/2018
- Why do you think people your age use stimulants that ARE NOT prescribed to them?
- Do you think stimulants work? If yes, what do you think they do?
- What are the risks of using stimulants that are NOT prescribed to you, if any?
- How many people your age do you think use stimulants that are NOT prescribed to them? How do they get them?
Intro: We have questions for you about health insurance coverage of treatment for substance abuse. This includes alcohol and drug use. Right now, treatment for substance abuse is free for anyone who has health insurance.
- On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important)
- Has coverage of substance use disorders helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it!
- Time to vote! Would you vote to keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why?
Dates: 11/22/2017 – 5/12/2018
- This week is about substance use (juul/vaping, alcohol, marijuana, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you think substance use among people your age has changed during the pandemic (same/less/more)?
- What do you think are some reasons substance use has changed for you or people your age due to the pandemic, if at all?
- How do you think access to substances has changed for you or people your age due to the pandemic, if at all?
- Do you think the pandemic has affected the use of one type of substance more than others? If yes, how?
- We want to know what you think about tobacco products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, Juul, and hookah. Why do you think people your age use these products?
- Do you think people your age should have the choice to use these products? Why or why not?
- Where do people your age get tobacco products?
- At what age do you think people should be able to buy these products? Why?
- Would you support a law that limits the sale of tobacco products to people age 21 and up? Why or why not?
- Have you seen any warnings about the harms of smoking cigarettes recently? Where?
- Do you think that ads about the harms of smoking cigarettes could keep young people from *starting* to smoke? Why?
- Do you think ads could encourage young people to *quit* smoking cigarettes? Why?
- Describe the kind of ads you think would work best to keep young people from smoking.
Dates: 1/17/2018 – 3/13/2018