The CBHSQ Report: Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages Among Adolescents

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, October 3, 2017

Background: Substance use prevention programs are designed to reduce the influence of risk factors and increase the influence of protective factors. Parents may also affect substance use through conversations that they have with their children. Method: This report uses 2002 to 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data to assess trends in adolescents’ exposure to substance use prevention messages. It also uses 2015 NSDUH data to examine exposure to prevention messages by age and gender. The 2015 estimates are based on a total sample size of approximately 17,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17.

You can access the full report here.

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