Startling Arkansas Statistics

Startling Statistics About Teens

Alcohol Abuse

  • 21% of students drank alcohol before age 13
  • 16% have had 5 of more drinks in last 30 days
  • 28% have drank alcohol in last 30 days
  • 8% said they drove while drunk

Drug and Prescription Abuse

  • 35% has use marijuana
  • 10% have sniffed glue
  • 8% have used cocaine
  • 6% have used RX pain relievers – not prescribed for them
  • 16% smoke.

Arkansas Statistics

Arkansas is ranked number 2 in the United States for over prescribed opioid abuse.

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2016- Opioid Abuse Related Suicides
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2016- Deaths from Drug Overdose
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2017- Deaths from Drug Overdose