Manatee County drug-alcohol use by students in 2010-2014
Percent of Manatee County middle school students who have used various combinations of drugs and alcohol.
Category 2010 2014
Illicit drug 18.1 20.5
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Illicit drug other than marijuana 14.1 14.2
Alcohol 22 12.7
Alcohol or illicit drug 40.1 33.5
Illicit drug, no alcohol 4.4 9.5
Percent of Manatee County high school students who have used various combinations of drugs and alcohol.
Illicit drug 38.5 37.5
Illicit drug other than marijuana 18.8 20.2
Alcohol 30.2 21.3
Alcohol or illicit drug 68.5 58.8
Illicit drug, no alcohol 3.9 4.7
SOURCE: Youth Substance Abuse survey conducted by the Department of Children and Families statewide and in Manatee County.