YA010 Perception of Risk of Harm - Prescription Drug Misuse

Young adults who perceive high risk of harm are less likely to use drugs than young adults who perceive low risk of harm.  Thus, providing young adults with credible, accurate, and age-appropriate information about the harm associated with substance use is a key component in prevention programming.

Data Sources

Fairfield County biennial Youth Behavior Surveys, 2004–2014, Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council & Fairfield County ADAMH Board. From 2004 – 2010, Fairfield County ADAMH Board analyzed the survey data. The survey analysis in 2012 & 2014 was conducted by the Ohio University Voinovich Center in partnership with the Fairfield County Family, Adult and Children First Council and Prevention Works for a Drug Free Fairfield County.

Notes

The Fairfield County Youth Behavior Survey has been conducted every two years since 2004.  Students in grades 10 and 12 participated each time.  The results of the surveys provide a benchmark for alcohol, tobacco and other drug use as well as an indication of negative and problematic behavior among our youth.  These behaviors are self-reported.