Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse

The Latest Data, Studies and Surveys

2015 Monitoring The Future Study - The 2015 Monitoring The Future Study, a continuing study of American youth conducted at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, is a national survey of substance use among American young people. Beginning with the first surveys of high school seniors in 1975, the study has provided the nation with a window through which to view the important, but largely hidden, problem behaviors of illicit drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking.

2015 Connecticut School Health Survey - The Connecticut School Health Survey is part of a nationwide surveying effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students' health risks and behaviors. Information for the national survey is gathered from each state. In Connecticut it is a collaborative effort between the state Department of Public Health and the state Department of Education.
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2005-2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 10 Year Report
2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Full Report Coming Soon

2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Study - Conducted every two years, the National Youth Risk Behavior Study (YRBS) is one of three surveys sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provide data on substance abuse among youth. The national survey allows for comparison of a variety of risky behaviors between Connecticut high school students and national averages.