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Youth Substance Use

Key Data and Reports

Youth Substance Use in Delaware

Data are current as of 2021

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Needs Attention

Prescription Pill Abuse


of youth
Decreased 36.5% from 2015 to 2021
14.0%percentage of youth
Improving, Target met

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Youth Substance Use in Delaware

Data are current as of 2021

Most recent dashboard update: 9/30/2023

Youth Substance Use (Prescription Pill Abuse) in Delaware

Of youth

Data Sources
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

    Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. 2019. Available at

Additional Information

Youth Substance Use in Delaware


In releasing this information, Delaware aims to provide information that can be helpful to local communities as they work to improve public health. However, the protection of the confidentiality of our citizens is of paramount importance. To that end, counts of less than 11 are not presented, and the rate is not calculated for counts of less than 20. An outside expert has reviewed the platform to ensure it complies with the HIPAA privacy rule (45 CFR 164.ยง514(b)).