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Reduce Substance Abuse

Boulder County Public Health is partnering with the community to reduce substance abuse among youth and adults with a focus on preventing youth substance use, adult substance abuse, and harmful impacts to the community. Our goal is to foster partnerships throughout Boulder County to promote informed and healthy community attitudes towards drugs and alcohol.

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County: Boulder

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County: Boulder Adult High Risk Drinking: 5 Drinks for Males and 4 Drinks for Females

18.0%
(2013-2014)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (18.1%), Boulder has a value of 18.0% which is lower and better.
CO Value
(18.1%)
The regional value is compared to the Colorado State value.
Prior Value
(15.3%)
Prior Value compares a measured value with the previously measured value. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the comparison.
Compared to the HP 2020 Target (24.2%), the target has  been met.
HP 2020 Target
(24.2%)
Compared to the PHIP (14.9%), the target has not been met.
PHIP
(14.9%)
<div> <div>Substance abuse is a completely preventable health issue, affecting about one in 15 Americans. It affects not only the individual using drugs or alcohol, but also their family and community. It has been linked to a host of other problems including increased rates of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections/diseases , domestic violence and child abuse, car crashes, crime and homicide, and suicide. In addition, youth who drink alcohol are more likely to have teenage pregnancies, have poor or failing grades in school, and be physically or sexually assaulted. Programs and systems that help prevent or treat substance abuse protect the health, safety and quality of life for all Coloradans, especially our children.</div> </div>

County: Boulder High School 9th Grade Student Marijuana Use

Current Value:
9.5%
(2015)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (12.4%), Boulder has a value of 9.5% which is lower and better.
CO Value
(12.4%)
Compared to the PHIP (9.4%), the target has not been met.
PHIP
(9.4%)

County: Boulder High School Student Binge Drinking

Current Value:
22.1%
(2015)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (16.6%), Boulder has a value of 22.1% which is higher and worse.
CO Value
(16.6%)
Compared to the PHIP (17.5%), the target has not been met.
PHIP
(17.5%)

County: Boulder High School Student Early Initiation of Alcohol Consumption

11.6%
(2015)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (18.2%), Boulder has a value of 11.6% which is lower and better.
CO Value
(18.2%)
Compared to the PHIP (13.5%), the target has  been met.
PHIP
(13.5%)

County: Boulder High School Student Early Initiation of Marijuana Use

3.9%
(2015)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (9.2%), Boulder has a value of 3.9% which is lower and better.
CO Value
(9.2%)
Compared to the PHIP (5.9%), the target has  been met.
PHIP
(5.9%)

County: Boulder High School Student Illegal Prescription Drug Use

Current Value:
14.3%
(2015)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (13.7%), Boulder has a value of 14.3% which is higher and worse.
CO Value
(13.7%)
Compared to the PHIP (12.4%), the target has not been met.
PHIP
(12.4%)

County: Boulder High School Student Perception of Parent's Disapproval of Their Alcohol Consumption

81.8%
(2015)
Compared to:
Compared to the CO Value (82.0%), Boulder has a value of 81.8% which is lower and worse.
CO Value
(82.0%)
Compared to the PHIP (84.8%), the target has not been met.
PHIP
(84.8%)