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Drunk Driving

This website explains how alcohol effects driving, describing blood alcohol concentration levels. Details about the risks and consequences of drunk driving are given and drivers are encouraged to drive responsibly.

National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Data Resource Page

This webpage provides reports of annual crash statistics. Reports can also be searched by title, topic, year.

Recording: Sowing the Seeds of Prevention: Communities and Youth in Action

In this session from SAMHSA’s 13th Annual Prevention Day (2017), SAMHSA staff and community-based organizations and youth talk about the powerful role young people play in prevention. Also included are...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives: Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series is a new resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in this series, Lessons Learned...

2012 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2014 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2015 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2016 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2017 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2018 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2019 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2020 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 6

This report summarizes data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. It provides an annual update on a...

Drunk Driving

This website explains how alcohol effects driving, describing blood alcohol concentration levels. Details about the risks and consequences of drunk driving are given and drivers are encouraged to drive responsibly.

National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Data Resource Page

This webpage provides reports of annual crash statistics. Reports can also be searched by title, topic, year.

Recording: Sowing the Seeds of Prevention: Communities and Youth in Action

In this session from SAMHSA’s 13th Annual Prevention Day (2017), SAMHSA staff and community-based organizations and youth talk about the powerful role young people play in prevention. Also included are...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives: Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series is a new resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in this series, Lessons Learned...

2012 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2014 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2015 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2016 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2017 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2018 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2019 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2020 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 6

This report summarizes data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. It provides an annual update on a...

Resources

Monitoring the Future

Since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the annual Monitoring the Future Survey, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs) and mental...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among...

Youth Online

Youth Online, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 1991 to 2019. Data from...

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 2008-2014, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

SAMHSA Store

The SAMHSA Store offers free publications, games, posters, and other resources related to promoting mental health and preventing and treating mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Enter “underage drinking” in...

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

This is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed state-by-state information also...

2015 Health-Related Behavior (HRB) Survey - Active Duty Service Members

The Health Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS) is the U.S. Department of Defense’s flagship survey for understanding the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of service members. Originally implemented to assess substance...

Alcohol and Drug Combinations Are More Likely to Have a Serious Outcome Than Alcohol Alone in Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Drinking

This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) spotlight looks at the outcomes of emergency department visits that involve underage drinking in 2011.

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses alcohol poisoning, a deadly consequence of binge drinking.

...

CDC Alcohol Portal

This portal provides data, statistics, and information about excessive alcohol use.

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

ARDI is an online application that provides national and state estimates of alcohol-related health impacts, including deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL).

Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

This January 2013 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking among women and girls. Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a women’s...

Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problems, Local Solutions

This January 2012 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking throughout the US. New estimates show that binge drinking is a bigger problem than...

Fall Semester—A Time for Parents To Discuss the Risks of College Drinking

This fact sheet outlines the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors affectingstudent drinking, and strategies for addressing college drinking. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism; 2020)...

Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students - United States, 1991-2015

This study, conducted by the CDC, found that despite progress, current and binge drinking are common among high school students, and many students who binge drink do so at high...

Excessive Alcohol Use: Preventing a Leading Risk for Death, Disease, and Injury

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about excessive alcohol use, including binge and underage drinking, as a public health problem and steps being taken by CDC to address this...

HealthyPeople.gov

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Often called the voice of CDC, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, accurate, and objective public health information and...

NIAAA Spectrum

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) NIAAA Spectrum is a triannual webzine with feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics about NIAAA and the alcohol research...

NIDA for Teens: Alcohol

This NIDA fact sheet gives teens science-based information on alcohol use disorder, affects of alcohol use on the teen brain, alcohol affects on the body, blackouts, alcohol overdose and more.

NIDA for Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens’ (NIDA Teens) Drug Facts for Students page provides in-depth information on prescription drugs, opioids, and alcohol.

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents facts about young adults' substance use, including informationon the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receiptof substance...

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2019, compares the percentage of students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been...

Underage Drinking Fact Sheet (NIAAA)

Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. Not only are adolescents at increased risk of injuries...

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013

This February 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Vital Signs series addresses the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy.

Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost from Excessive Alcohol Use in the U.S.

This study, using the CDC Alcohol-Related Disease Impact application, found that excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.

National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

...

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

PLACES provides estimates of adult (aged = 18 years) binge drinking prevalence for all counties, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

...

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

...

YRBS Explorer

Explore YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System) national, state, and local school district data via tables and graphs.

...

Consumer Costs and Job Impacts from State Alcohol Tax Increases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing alcohol taxes based on strong evidence that this can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. However, questions have been raised about the...

Monitoring Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Cable TV in the United States

As part of the CDC-supported Monitoring  Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing project, Abt Associates has released a series of reports that monitor youth exposure to non-compliant alcohol advertising on cable TV.

...

Prescription Opioid Misuse and Use of Alcohol and Other Substances Among High School Students in the US, 2019

This August 2020 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series addresses substance use, including alcohol use, among High School Students using CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

...

Trends in adult binge drinking in the United States

Binge drinking is a serious public health problem that can lead to devastating consequences. Researchers wanted to see how the amount and pattern of binge drinking among U.S. adults had changed...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2019. Percentage of students who consumed...

YRBS Data Summary & Trends

CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement on the 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) provides the most recent surveillance data on health behaviors and experiences among high school...

College Alcohol-Related Statistics: Prevalence of Alcohol Use

This webpage summarizes annual prevalence data of alcohol use by college students as reflected by SAMHSA's NSDUH report.

Traffic Safety Facts: Young Drivers

This fact sheet provides data on young driver fatalities, restraint use, speeding, alcohol use and fatalities, motorcycle use, and fatalities by state.

...

Monitoring the Future

Since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the annual Monitoring the Future Survey, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs) and mental...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among...

Youth Online

Youth Online, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 1991 to 2019. Data from...

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 2008-2014, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

SAMHSA Store

The SAMHSA Store offers free publications, games, posters, and other resources related to promoting mental health and preventing and treating mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Enter “underage drinking” in...

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

This is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed state-by-state information also...

2015 Health-Related Behavior (HRB) Survey - Active Duty Service Members

The Health Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS) is the U.S. Department of Defense’s flagship survey for understanding the health, health-related behaviors, and well-being of service members. Originally implemented to assess substance...

Alcohol and Drug Combinations Are More Likely to Have a Serious Outcome Than Alcohol Alone in Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Drinking

This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) spotlight looks at the outcomes of emergency department visits that involve underage drinking in 2011.

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses alcohol poisoning, a deadly consequence of binge drinking.

...

CDC Alcohol Portal

This portal provides data, statistics, and information about excessive alcohol use.

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

ARDI is an online application that provides national and state estimates of alcohol-related health impacts, including deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL).

Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

This January 2013 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking among women and girls. Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a women’s...

Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problems, Local Solutions

This January 2012 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking throughout the US. New estimates show that binge drinking is a bigger problem than...

Fall Semester—A Time for Parents To Discuss the Risks of College Drinking

This fact sheet outlines the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors affectingstudent drinking, and strategies for addressing college drinking. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism; 2020)...

Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students - United States, 1991-2015

This study, conducted by the CDC, found that despite progress, current and binge drinking are common among high school students, and many students who binge drink do so at high...

Excessive Alcohol Use: Preventing a Leading Risk for Death, Disease, and Injury

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about excessive alcohol use, including binge and underage drinking, as a public health problem and steps being taken by CDC to address this...

HealthyPeople.gov

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Often called the voice of CDC, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, accurate, and objective public health information and...

NIAAA Spectrum

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) NIAAA Spectrum is a triannual webzine with feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics about NIAAA and the alcohol research...

NIDA for Teens: Alcohol

This NIDA fact sheet gives teens science-based information on alcohol use disorder, affects of alcohol use on the teen brain, alcohol affects on the body, blackouts, alcohol overdose and more.

NIDA for Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens’ (NIDA Teens) Drug Facts for Students page provides in-depth information on prescription drugs, opioids, and alcohol.

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents facts about young adults' substance use, including informationon the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receiptof substance...

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2019, compares the percentage of students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been...

Underage Drinking Fact Sheet (NIAAA)

Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. Not only are adolescents at increased risk of injuries...

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013

This February 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Vital Signs series addresses the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy.

Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost from Excessive Alcohol Use in the U.S.

This study, using the CDC Alcohol-Related Disease Impact application, found that excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.

National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

...

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

PLACES provides estimates of adult (aged = 18 years) binge drinking prevalence for all counties, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

...

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

...

YRBS Explorer

Explore YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System) national, state, and local school district data via tables and graphs.

...

Consumer Costs and Job Impacts from State Alcohol Tax Increases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing alcohol taxes based on strong evidence that this can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. However, questions have been raised about the...

Monitoring Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Cable TV in the United States

As part of the CDC-supported Monitoring  Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing project, Abt Associates has released a series of reports that monitor youth exposure to non-compliant alcohol advertising on cable TV.

...

Prescription Opioid Misuse and Use of Alcohol and Other Substances Among High School Students in the US, 2019

This August 2020 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series addresses substance use, including alcohol use, among High School Students using CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

...

Trends in adult binge drinking in the United States

Binge drinking is a serious public health problem that can lead to devastating consequences. Researchers wanted to see how the amount and pattern of binge drinking among U.S. adults had changed...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2019. Percentage of students who consumed...

YRBS Data Summary & Trends

CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement on the 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) provides the most recent surveillance data on health behaviors and experiences among high school...

College Alcohol-Related Statistics: Prevalence of Alcohol Use

This webpage summarizes annual prevalence data of alcohol use by college students as reflected by SAMHSA's NSDUH report.

Traffic Safety Facts: Young Drivers

This fact sheet provides data on young driver fatalities, restraint use, speeding, alcohol use and fatalities, motorcycle use, and fatalities by state.

...

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