4.08 Drug Use

This page includes data from Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6 (CESA 6) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the prevalence of illegal drug use among high school students. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) survey asks high school students to report if they have ever used a variety of illegal drugs or taken a prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. The YRBSS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in conjunction with the CDC.

Sources

Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6, High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, YRBSS Results

Notes

Cocaine includes all forms of cocaine including powder, crack, and freebase. Using inhalants includes sniffing glue, breathing the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaling paints or sprays to get high. 2013 YRBSS data are used for Wisconsin and the United States where 2015 data was only available for the Fox Cities Region.. The Fox Cities Region is defined as the school districts in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties that participated in the YRBSS.