Alcohol And Tobacco Prevention Efforts May Be Working

Mar 12, 2015

A survey of Wyoming teens finds that their use of alcohol and cigarettes is declining.

The 2014 Prevention Needs Assessment student survey provides detailed state, county, and school district data on self-reported substance use and participation in problem behaviors among Wyoming youth.

The survey was conducted for the Wyoming Department of Health by UW’s Survey and Analysis Center. Researcher Eric Canen says the information is notable. 

“And this is a really important thing because I’ve also been involved with substance abuse prevention evaluation. And during this time period there’s been a lot more prevention happening around both alcohol and cigarettes and this is the expected pattern that we hope to see.”

Canen says marijuana use among Wyoming teens is unchanged.