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Teen Alcohol Abuse

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PRC Region 1
Managed Care Center
Lubbock, TX 79411
1715 26th Street
806.780.8300
Prevention Resource Center
REGIONAL ADOLESCENT
Students consuming alcohol is a problem in Region 1. There may be many factors contributing to this including cultural norms and a reluctance to enforce laws concerning adolescents.
Over 6 in 10 of regional teens report using alcohol at least once.
Have used in past 30 days
Have close friends who drink
61%
35.4%
59.5%
ALCOHOL USE
ISSUES OF ALCOHOL USE
Drunk Driving
Binge Drinking
Drunk at School
6.5% of regional teens report driving while drunk at least once in the past year. 11.7% of regional 12th grade students report driving while drunk at least once in the past year.
14.9% of regional students report drinking 5 or more drinks in a row during a 2 hour period over the past 30 days. 26.7% of regional 12th grade students report binge drinking at least once over the past 30 days.
4% of regional adolescents report attending school while drunk on alcohol at least 1 day this past year. 6.4% of regional 11th grade students report being drunk at school at least 1 day this year.
6.5%
15%
4%
In 2016, 50.5% of regional students indicate that alcohol is either very easy or fairly easy to get. 13.6% of these same students report that they drank liquor in the past month.
From Friends
At Parties
At Home
ACCESS TO ALCOHOL
Texas Teens Grade 12
30.9%
32.8%
29.2%
Hockley CO Youth Drinkers 2017
Prevention Resource Center Managed Care Center for Addictive/Other Disorders, Inc. 1715 26th St | Lubbock, TX 79411 | 806.780.8300 prc1.org