Decrease the percentage of monthly marijuana and alcohol use

MHA 5. Youth Alcohol Use

11.4%2022

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Story Behind the Curve

Contributing Factors (What's helping the trend?):

  • School and community based programs educating youth on the dangers of underage drug/alcohol use
  • Supportive family/friend network to navigate and discuss substance use/abuse with

Restricting Factors (What's keeping the trend from improving? :

  • Alcohol companies targeting youth through advertisement (social desirability, flavors, popularity, etc.)
  • Influence of social media and culture (portraying the use of substances as cool)
  • Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic restricted program activities, access, and availability

Equity Issues (What disparities are contributing?):

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  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Sexual orientation and gender minorities
Partners

Clermont County Educational Service Center

Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board

Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County

Strategy

Community drug prevention coalitions

K - 12 drug prevention education

Activities

Community drug prevention coalitions

  • Provide Wraparound support to youth with Juvenile Court involvement (Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County)

K-12 drug prevention education

  • Provide K-12 drug prevention education (e.g. LifeSkills) (Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, Clermont County Educational Service Center)
  • Participate in Red Ribbon Weekm Hidden in Plain Sight, Community drug prevention efforts, youth-led prevention (Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, Clermont County Educational Service Center)
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