Teen Alcohol Use

Concerning data is revealed regarding driving under the influence of alcohol. In the last 30 days, prior to the survey, 16.7% reported being in a vehicle driven by someone under the influence of alcohol and 5.4% of the 60% who drove reported they had used alcohol before driving.

Some other important trends of substance use among high school students revealed by the survey include the following:

  • Vaping has increased significantly from 13.2% in 2017 to 32.7% in 2019;

  • In 2019, 6% smoked tobacco cigarettes, 5.7% smoked cigars, and 3.8% used smokeless tobacco; and

  • 7.2% abused prescription opioids.

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