Research & Resources

NSDUH Data Review: Risk and Protective Factors and Initiation of Substance Use: Results From the 2016National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This report uses NSDUH data to assess changes in people’s perceptions of great risk of harm associatedwith alcohol and other drug use and the perceived availability of substances. Trends are reported forages 12–17, 18–25, and adults ages 26 and older. Number of new initiates and age of initiation over timeis presented, as well as changes in youth exposure to prevention messages. (Substance Abuse and MentalHealth Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; September 2017)