ABAC Poll Research Center. ABAC Assumption University (ABAC).
Subject; The report estimates the number of children and youth drug use nationwide. Case studies, age 12-24 both in and out of education.
1) 17 provinces are included in the survey.
2) 12,253,191 people are being surveyed including both children and youth who are in school and out of school.
3) 15th August 2011 – September 2011.
The sample showed that 51.1 percent is males and 48.9 percent is female. 32.2 percent aged between 12-15 years, 39.5 percent aged between 16-20 years and 28.3 percent aged between 21-24 years. 1.7 percent did not attend school at all, 78.5 percent is still studying and 19.8 percent are college graduated now.
Table 1 shows the percentage of smoking, drinking alcohol and cocktail in the last 3 months.
|Rank.||Cigarettes, drinking alcoholic and cocktail.||Percentage.||Average age started smoking/drinking.||Earliest time starting smoking/drinking.|
|1.||Smoking.||20.7.||15 years.||5 years.|
|2.||Alcohol.||35.0.||16 years.||4 years.|
|3.||Beer||35.8.||16 years.||4 years.|
|4.||Juice mixed with alcohol.||24.2.||16 years.||4 years.|
Table 2 The estimated number of children and young people using drugs throughout the country by the category of drug in the last 3 months.
|Rank.||Category||Total (Persons).||Average age (years).||Age at first use (years).|
|1||Drugs (excluding alcohol and tobacco).||1,715,447.|
|2.||Marijuana||894 483.||17 years.|
|3||Amphetamine||649 419.||17 years.||7 years.|
|4||Drug ice.||563 647.||16 years.|
|5||Sleep / relaxation therapy.||453 368.||17 years.|
|6||Hut||428 862.||17 years.|
|7||Volatile.||343 089.||15 years.|
|8||E drugs/ecstasy/pills love.||171 545.||16 years.|
Table 3 shows the results of statistical analysis and research on the causes of behavior problems. That lead to drug abuse.
|Rank.||Behavior/problems in children and young people.||Increase in chance of
|Increase in chance of
|3||The problem of learning / education.||2 times.||1 times.|
|4||Financial problems.||2 times.||2 times.|
|5||Family problems.||2 times.||2 times.|
|6||Problems with girlfriend / lover.||3 times.||3 times.|
|7||Personal health issues.||2 times.||2 times.|
|8||Problems with friends.||2 times.||2 times.|
|9||Problem with work.||2 times.||2 times.|
Table 4 shows the percentage of opinions on what the government and adults in society should do.
|1||Should increase the area of promoting good quality of life of Thai youth.||90.5.|
|2.||The economic reform.||83.6.|
|3||The social reform.||83.3.|
|4||Eliminate the risk of damaging the quality of life, for example entertainment and gambling.||82.6.|
|5||The political reform.||73.0.|
|6||Freedom of opinion.||71.4.|
|7||Want to see all political parties are working in harmony.||68.4.|
|8||Want to see all Politicians as a good example in term of working for the best benefit for all.||68.1.|
|9||Looking for a strong democracy.||66.9.|
|10||Do not want to see the use of violence to solve problems.||64.5.|