New Hampshire Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS) Data and Information
Substance use during adolescence, a critical time in brain development, can cause long-term, potentially permanent, changes to the brain. Adolescent substance use, including of alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine, has been associated with impairment in a number of areas: cognitive functioning, increased risk of future substance use disorders, elevated rates of school dropout, a greater risk of developing psychotic illnesses, and an increased rate of engaging in risky behaviors. Given New Hampshire's ongoing addiction crisis, it’s imperative that we focus on preventing youth substance use to protect our kids and keep New Hampshire healthy for generations to come.
Read more about the health and safety YRBS data:
2019 YRBS data and information about the youth use of tobacco, vape, and nicotine products
2019 YRBS data and information about the youth use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and marijuana
2019 YRBS data and information about the youth homelessness.