Substance Use Prevention Programs, Youth Participation Rates and Effectiveness, 2012

Basic Data

"In 2012, approximately one in eight youths aged 12 to 17 (11.9 percent) reported that they had participated in drug, tobacco, or alcohol prevention programs outside of school in the past year. This rate was similar to the 11.7 percent reported in 2011, but was lower than the rate reported in 2002 (12.7 percent). In 2012, youths who did or did not participate in these programs had similar rates of past month use for illicit drugs (9.5 percent for both groups), marijuana (6.7 and 7.3 percent), cigarettes (7.2 and 6.4 percent), and binge alcohol use (7.8 and 7.1 percent)."

Source: 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-46, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4795. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013, p. 72.
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