Youth Alcohol and Substance Use Data


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

Key Information

Health risk about alcohol and substance use as reported by public school students grades 6 through 12.

Key Findings, 2019

  • Alcohol use continues to decline as 15.5% of middle school students have ever tried drinking, and 21.5% of high school student currently drink.
  • Approximately 23% of high school students currently use marijuana
  • 1 in 10 high school students misuse prescription drugs.

Rhode Island Numbers

Alcohol and Substance Use

High School risk behavior by demographic groups, 2019

Note: A blank cell represents data that has been suppressed due to small numbers. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.