Youth Substance Usage Data


To assess adolescent behavioral health risks using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Key Information

Health risk behaviors in public school students grades 6 through 12 that contribute to the major causes of death, disease, injury, and social problems.

Key Findings, 2017

  • LGB students and students with disabilites are than more likely to use marijuana or misuse prescription drugs than their peers.
  • Since 2007, the prevalence of marijuana use among middle schoolers has decreased.
  • The use of prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription has declined slightly among high school students since 2011.

Rhode Island Numbers

Substance Usage

High School populations of concern,demographic groups 2017

Note:Darker colors indicate higher rates. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.