Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
9.4 percent (2019)
9.0 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years reported alcohol use in the past 30 days in 2018
Reduce the proportion of adolescents reporting use of alcohol during the past 30 days
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.
Topics: Drug and Alcohol Use, Adolescents
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup