Monday, March 21, 2011
Teenagers find it easy to get alcohol
State and King County results from the 2010 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) were recently released. Among the questions that students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 were asked is how difficult it would be to get alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana. As is shown in the charts above, perceived availability declines significantly for all substances as children get older. HYS results also show that adolescents find it easier to get alcohol and cigarettes, both legal and regulated, than it is to get marijuana.