Youth Substance Usage Data
To assess adolescent behavioral health risks using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Health risk behaviors in public school students grades 6 through 12 that contribute to the major causes of death, disease, injury, and social problems.
Key Findings, 2017
- LGB students and students with disabilites are than more likely to use marijuana or misuse prescription drugs than their peers.
- Since 2007, the prevalence of marijuana use among middle schoolers has decreased.
- The use of prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription has declined slightly among high school students since 2011.