Drugnet: A Web-based Survey of Successful Adults Who Use Recreational Drugs

Karl Roberts kr1 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Thu Sep 11 20:52:05 EST 1997

        I am a graduate of WKU.  Frankly, I am at a loss to understand
(1) what useful purpose this research has, and (2) why it has been posted
on a microbiology usegroup. I understand the value of research when it
applies to some practical application or contributes to the greater
knowledge of all science, but I just don't see any practical reason here
other than as a possible attempt to legitimize the use of illegal
and dangerous substances.  Successful at a job or no, abuse is abuse.  I
certainly hope that this work is not federally funded.
Karl J. Roberts, Ph.D.
Prince George's Community College
Maryland, USA

On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, john white wrote:

> Drugnet: A Web-based Survey of Successful Adults Who Use Recreational
> Drugs
> Are you successful?
> Do you have a stable home life?
> Are you a happy adult?
> Do you occasionally enjoy the recreational use of Marijuana or other
> drugs (e.g., Cocaine, LSD, etc.)?
> Past research on drug use has concentrated on drug abusers (i.e., people
> in treatment), elementary, high-school, or college students.  We are
> conducting a survey to demonstrate the existence of successful adult
> drug users in our society.
> If you fit the above qualifications, we would like you to take our
> survey.  All information is anonymous.  You don't have to e-mail us
> *ANYTHING* that carries your e-mail address.  All you have to do is set
> your web-browser to:
> http://wkuweb1.wku.edu/~drugnet
> All you need to take this survey is a little time (approximately 20-30
> minutes, depending upon your level of experience with a mouse and
> recreational drugs).  All responses will be kept confidential!
> This is for REAL!  This is *not* an attempt to identify drug users for
> police records.  We are researchers at academic institutions who are
> interested in Drug Policy.  If you have any questions about this study,
> you may contact us at the address listed below.
> If you have taken this survey before, during our pilot study last year,
> we'd like for you to take it *again*!.  Based on respondent feedback,
> we've added new questions and made other modifications.  So please, tell
> us about your expereinces using this newer format.
> NOTE:  This survey should work with any web browser that supports forms
> and tables.  This includes Netscape 2.0+, Internet Explorer 2.0+, and
> similar software.  
> 	Tom Nicholson, Ph.D.
> 	John B. White, Ph.D.
> 	Department of Public Health
> 	Western Kentucky University
> 	1 Big Red Way
> 	Bowling Green, KY 42101
> 	Voice: 502/745-4797

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