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The statistics for underage drinking in western Nebraska are alarming. Attached you will find the most recent Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey results. The document is a snapshot of the prevelance of alcohol use among teens and pre-teens in the Panhandle.

Statistical highlights
  • 6% of sixth graders, 9% of eight graders, 26% of sophomores and 36% of seniors surveyed reported having consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.
  • 74% of Panhandle high school students have tried alcohol by the time they graduate
  • When asked about the location of the last time they drank alcohol, 47% of seniors surveyed said they drank at someone else’s home without parent or guardians permission.
  • 28% of seniors reported to have rode in a vehicle with someone who had been drinking alcohol.
  • 24% of Panhandle seniors reported binge drinking (consuming 5 or more drinks in a row) in the past two weeks. (Insert Attachment)



Nebraska risk and protective factor student survey

Nebraska risk and protective factor student survey 2010

Nebraska risk and protective factor student survey 2012

Nebraska risk and protective factor student survey 2014

Young adult survey

College survey (ACHA-NCHA)

PIRE data

Is supported in whole or part, by federal or state funds received from Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health and Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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