Availability of Drugs

Community Risk Factors
Availability of Drugs
The more available drugs are in a community, the higher the risk that young people in the community will abuse drugs. Perceived availability of drugs is also associated with higher risk.

Predictor
  • Substance Abuse
  • Violence
Indicators
  • Number of licensed alcohol sales establishments
  • Number of citations for alcohol sales to minors
  • Adult arrest rates
  • Juvenile arrest rates
  • Prescription drug data
  • Tobacco sales establishments
  • Alcohol related mortality
  • PAYS scores for perceived availability of drugs
  • PAYS risk factor scale score
Data for Availability of Drugs