Status: Baseline only


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


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.