Decrease the percentage of monthly marijuana and alcohol use

MHA 6. Youth Marijuana Use

6.7%2022

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Story Behind the Curve

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

    • School based prevention programs and education on the risks of using marijuana as an adolescence
    • Supportive family/friend network
    • Highlighting mental health and substance use/abuse in mainstream media campaigns and school programs

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

    • Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic restricted program activities, access, and availability
    • Influence of social media and culture (portraying the use of substances as cool)
    • Loosening laws surrounding recreational/medical marijuana; more accessible

Equity Issues (What disparities are contributing?):

  • 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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