Alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and heroin are among the most common drugs used by youth. While one person may use a drug one or many times and suffer no ill effects, another person may overdose with the first use, or become addicted after just a few uses. 30-day misuse is just one indicator of how many persons in our community may be at risk for addiction.
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.
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.