CDC: Trends in Youth Substance Use and Useful Tools and Resources for School and Community Settings
Adolescence is an important period of risk for substance use initiation and substance use–related adverse outcomes. Currently, substance use among high school students remains common despite some recent declines. Dr. Christopher M. Jones, Deputy Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, is joined with Karen Voetsch, Branch Chief for the Drug-Free Communities Branch, to discuss trends in youth substance use and provide CDC’s tools and resources for youth substance use in school and community settings.
1. Identify the trends and patterns in youth substance use among high school students in the U.S.
2. Recognize CDC’s current strategies and efforts to reduce youth substance use.
3. Integrate best practices into their current work in preventing youth substance use using the tools and resources for school and community settings.