Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the proportion of adolescents reporting use of alcohol during the past 30 days

Baseline: 9.0 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years reported alcohol use in the past 30 days in 2018

Target: 6.3 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Drinking alcohol is associated with risky behaviors like smoking and drug use. It’s also linked to the 3 leading causes of death in adolescents — accidental injury, suicide, and homicide. School-based programs are effective at preventing alcohol use, and screening and brief intervention programs can help reduce alcohol use disorder in adolescents.