Do you know the facts about adolescent alcohol and other drug abuse? Understanding what drugs kids are abusing, the signs of abuse and the risks they take when they do is an important step to protecting your child from danger.
These are the most commonly abused drugs by New Hampshire youth:
- Alcohol – Almost 40% of teens had alcohol in the past month and 40% of high school seniors report binge drinking in the last month.iii
- Inhalants – Almost 14% of high school freshmen in New Hampshire have sniffed glue, aerosols, or sprays at least once.
- Tobacco – Almost 30% of teens report smoking or using other forms of tobacco in the last month.iv
- Marijuana – About 25% of teens report using marijuana in the last month.v
- Prescription drugs – about 10% of teens report using prescription drugs illegally in the past month and 20% have tried it.vi
- Almost 7% of New Hampshire teens have used Ecstasy at least once.
- About 3% of New Hampshire teens have tried heroin.
- Almost 5% of high school students in New Hampshire have tried meth.
- Almost 30% of teens in New Hampshire have smoked cigarettes or used tobacco in the past month.
Download 2009 New Hampshire Youth Risk Survey Behavior Findings here.
Here you can find New Hampshire alcohol and other drug data presented in a user-friendly format with graphic illustration of data sets and correlations. Data is presented by regional network geography, as well as by substance, rates of use, access, and perception of risk and disapproval. Data Library
Visit the Drug Guide for more information on other drugs.
iiiYouth Behavior Risk Survey
ivNew Hampshire YBRS 2009
vNew Hampshire YBRS 2009
viNew Hampshire YBRS 2009