Substance Use Dashboard: Exposure and Risk Behaviors (2024)

Risk Behaviors

Since behaviors impact health, it is important to gain knowledge of effected populations. Monitoring trends in these populations aids in the planning of targeted prevention strategies.


Adults Who Engage in Heavy or Binge Drinking (BRFSS), Alachua County
Risk Behaviors, Alachua County
IndicatorMeasureYearCounty (Percent)State (Percent)
Alcohol Consumption
Adults Who Engage in Heavy or Binge Drinking (BRFSS)Percent2022-16.7 (15.3 - 18.1)
Students Who Have Ever Drank Alcohol (FYSAS)Percent202237.7 (31.5 - 43.9)31 (30.3 - 31.7)
Students Who Have Drank Alcohol in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent202216 (9.9 - 22.1)11.8 (11.3 - 12.2)
High School Students Who Started Drinking Alcoholic Beverages Regularly (at Least Once or Twice a Month) at Age 13 or Younger (FYSAS)Percent20221.4 (0.2 - 2.5)2.2 (1.9 - 2.4)
Students Who Engaged in Binge Drinking (FYSAS)Percent20223.1 (1.7 - 4.5)5.6 (5.2 - 5.9)
High School Students Who Have Ever Blacked Out (FYSAS)Percent202216 (7.3 - 24.8)11 (10.4 - 11.6)
High School Students Who Have Driven a Car or Other Vehicle When They Had Been Drinking Alcohol in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20223.9 (1.1 - 6.6)3.3 (3 - 3.6)
Students Who, in the Past 30 Days, Rode in a Car Driven by Someone Who Had Been Drinking Alcohol (FYTS)Percent201811.8 (10 - 13.6)13.3 (12.8 - 13.7)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Was a Problem Drinker or Alcoholic Before Age 18 (BRFSS)Percent2022-21.5 (19.8 - 23.2)
Substance Use
High School Students Who Experienced Substance Abuse in Their Household (FYSAS)Percent202231.7 (24.4 - 39)24.9 (24.1 - 25.7)
Students Who Have Ever Used Marijuana or Hashish (FYSAS)Percent202219.8 (12.5 - 27.1)16 (15.4 - 16.5)
Students Who Have Used Marijuana or Hashish in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent202210.6 (5.4 - 15.8)8.3 (7.9 - 8.7)
Students Who Have Ever Vaped Marijuana (FYSAS)Percent202216.5 (10.9 - 22.1)13.2 (12.7 - 13.7)
Students Who Have Vaped Marijuana in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20226.8 (1.7 - 11.9)6.8 (6.4 - 7.1)
High School Students Who First Smoked Marijuana at Age 13 or Younger (FYSAS)Percent202210.4 (4.8 - 16.1)6.5 (6.1 - 6.9)
High School Students Who First Vaped Marijuana at Age 13 or Younger (FYSAS)Percent20226.2 (2.8 - 9.7)4.2 (3.8 - 4.5)
High School Students Who Have Ever Used Synthetic Marijuana (FYSAS)Percent20222.6 (0.9 - 4.3)2.5 (2.2 - 2.8)
High School Students Who Have Used Synthetic Marijuana in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220.5 (0 - 1)0.8 (0.7 - 1)
Students Who Have Ever Used Inhalants (FYSAS)Percent20223.3 (1.6 - 4.9)5.7 (5.4 - 6)
Students Who Have Used Inhalants in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20221.1 (0.4 - 1.8)1.6 (1.4 - 1.8)
Students Who Have Ever Used Club Drugs (FYSAS)Percent20221.3 (0 - 3.6)1 (0.9 - 1.2)
Students Who Have Used Club Drugs in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220.1 (0 - 0.3)0.4 (0.3 - 0.4)
Students Who Have Ever Used Methamphetamine (FYSAS)Percent20220.8 (0 - 1.6)0.7 (0.6 - 0.8)
Students Who Have Used Methamphetamine in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220 ( - )0.3 (0.2 - 0.4)
Students Who Have Ever Used Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Phencyclidine (PCP), or Hallucinogenic Mushrooms (FYSAS)Percent20225.4 (1.1 - 9.8)2.6 (2.3 - 2.8)
Students Who Have Ever Used Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Phencyclidine (PCP), or Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20221.3 (0 - 3.1)0.6 (0.5 - 0.8)
Students Who Have Ever Used Cocaine or Crack Cocaine (FYSAS)Percent20221 (0.2 - 1.8)0.9 (0.8 - 1)
Students Who Have Used Cocaine or Crack Cocaine in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220.1 (0 - 0.3)0.3 (0.2 - 0.3)
Students Who Have Ever Used Prescription Depressants or Tranquilizers Without a Doctor's Orders (FYSAS)Percent20222.6 (0.3 - 5)2.4 (2.2 - 2.6)
Students Who Have Used Prescription Depressants or Tranquilizers Without a Doctor's Orders in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220.3 (0 - 0.7)0.7 (0.6 - 0.8)
Students Who Have Ever Used Prescription Pain Relievers Without a Doctor's Orders (FYSAS)Percent20224.1 (1.7 - 6.5)2.8 (2.6 - 3)
Students Who Have Used Prescription Pain Relievers Without a Doctor's Orders in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20221.1 (0.2 - 2)1 (0.9 - 1.1)
Students Who Have Ever Used Over-the-Counter Drugs to Get High (FYSAS)Percent20224.7 (2.2 - 7.2)2.8 (2.6 - 3)
Students Who Have Used Over-the Counter Drugs to Get High in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220.5 (0 - 1)1 (0.9 - 1.2)
Students Who Have Ever Used Prescription Amphetamines Without a Doctor's Orders (FYSAS)Percent20225.9 (1.7 - 10)2.8 (2.6 - 3)
Students Who Have Used Prescription Amphetamines Without a Doctor's Orders in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20223.4 (0 - 7.5)0.9 (0.8 - 1.1)
Students Who Have Ever Used Heroin (FYSAS)Percent20220.2 (0 - 0.5)0.4 (0.3 - 0.4)
Students Who Have Used Heroin in the Past 30 Days (FYSAS)Percent20220.1 (0 - 0.3)0.2 (0.1 - 0.2)
High School Students Who Have Ever Used a Needle to Inject Any Illegal Drug Into Their Body (FYSAS)Percent20220.4 (0 - 0.9)0.6 (0.4 - 0.7)
Student Users of Electronic Vapor Products Who Have Used an Electronic Vapor Product With Marijuana Oil (FYTS)Percent202238.3 (30.3 - 46.2)36.5 (35.3 - 37.8)
High School Students Who Have Driven a Car or Other Vehicle When They Had Been Using Marijuana (FYSAS)Percent20227.3 (2.6 - 12)6.4 (5.9 - 6.8)
Adults Who Used Marijuana or Hashish During the Past 30 Days (BRFSS)Percent2018-10 (8.8 - 11.2)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Used Illegal Street Drugs or Who Abused Prescription Medications Before Age 18 (BRFSS)Percent2022-11.5 (10.1 - 12.9)
Substance Use Dashboard: Exposure and Risk Behaviors (2024)
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