The purpose of the Prevention Resource Center (PRC) is to support activities that enhance and improve substance abuse prevention services across Region 1 of the State of Texas.
The PRC serves as a central repository for data collected throughout Region 1 that will be used to develop a Regional Needs Assessment.
We serve as the central data collection repository and substance abuse prevention training liaison for Region 1
To provide current, relevant, and community-wide data on substance abuse trends
To enhance the ability of our communities to respond to changes in substance abuse trends
To influence data driven changes in the standards and attitudes within our communities
UNDERAGE ALCOHOL USE
Adolescent Alcohol Consumption - Overview, Region 1
35% of regional students report consuming alcohol in the past 30 days.
In 2013, underage drinking cost Texans $5.5 billion dollars, or $3.50 for each drink.
40% of people who first drink before 15 become alcohol dependent as adults.
Adolescent Attitudes About Alcohol - Hockley Co
42% of regional 12th grade students report that alcohol is always present at parties.
67% of regional 12th grade students report that it would be very easy to get alcohol if they wanted some.
82% believe that binge drinking is harmful.
Most Teens Drink Because...
UNDERAGE MARIJUANA USE
Adolescent Marijuana Consumption - Overview, Region 1
22% of regional 11th graders report using marijuana during the school year
Adults who smoked marijuana regularly during adolescence have impaired neural connections.
18.6% of regional 11th graders report using in past month
MEANS OF CONSUMPTION
13% of Hockley Co teens who have used marijuana have not smoked it.
31% have consumed edibles
23% have dabbed
Ways Regional Teens Consume Marijuana - Hockley Co
Ways They Have Consumed
Smoking only introduces 12% of the THC into the body. Vaping introduces 95% of THC.
50% of regional 12th grade students believe that marijuana is easy or very easy to get.
Only 56% of Lubbock teens say that marijuana is harmful
Regional adolescents say marijuana is easy to get
Regional adolescents perceive marijuana as very dangerous
Regional 12th grade teens do not perceive marijuana as harmful
Rural adolescents may perceive marijuana as more dangerous than urban teens
UNDERAGE PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE
Rx DRUGS CONSUMPTION
10% of regional teens report consuming prescription drugs without a prescription.
16.4% of 10th grade teens in our region have misused codeine cough syrup.
20% of adolescents believe that pain relievers are not addicting.
Adolescent Rx Drug Consumption - Overview, Region 1
Rx DRUGS PERCEPTIONS
23% of Hockley Co students believe that there is a problem at school with students misusing prescription drugs.
Only 8% have been to a Take Back Event.
7% of Hockley Co teens admit using Adderall as a Study Aid
Prescription Drugs That Are the Biggest Problems in School
Prescription Drugs that are Biggest Problem - Hockley Co
Rx DRUGS PERCEPTIONS
16% of USA parents believe using Rx drugs to get high is safer than using street drugs.
27% of USA teens believe this as well.
Regional adolescents say prescription drugs are dangerous
USA teens believe there is no risk to using Adderall without a prescription
Regional teens have discussed the dangers of Rx drugs with parents
81% of Lubbock Co teens report the misuse of prescription drugs as risky
WHAT DOES THIS DATA MEAN?
48.3% of all 12th grade students in the United States have abused some illicit drug at least once in their life and almost one fourth (24.4%) have done so in the past month
Kids drink differently now. The goal is to get drunk.
13% used marijuana without smoking it
14% have misused codeine cough syrup.
PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTER
Prevention Resource Center
Managed Care Center for Addictive/Other Disorders, Inc.
1715 26th St - Lubbock, TX 79411
Tel: (806) 780-8300 Fax: (806) 780-8383