Marion County School-Based Substance Use Prevention Survey

January 2018

Substance use represents a significant problem for individuals in Marion County. Fortunately, effective substance use prevention programs exist, including programs delivered at the school level. Given how much time youth spend in the classroom, school-based prevention programs may be uniquely positioned to address substance use issues early on before they become more serious. When implemented well, school-based prevention programs can substantially lower substance use and effectively address other issues, too, such as academic achievement, attendance, social and emotional well-being, bullying and violence.