JoCo Drug Trends

Drug trends for Olathe's 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th graders.

See the 2021 Kansas Communities That Care survey to see more of our community's statistics and trends on drugs and alcohol. 

Around 15

JOCO ALCOHOL TRENDS

6.55%

fewer students had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days than last year's results.
(Survey: 2020 = 14.73%, 2021 =8.18% had consumed in last 30 days)

is when the average student begins to regularly drink alcohol.
(Survey = avg. age 15.32)

Around 14

is when most students try alcohol for the first time
 (Survey = avg. age 13.62)

3.46%

had smoked marijuana in the last 30 days.

JOCO MARIJUANA TRENDS

14.64

is when the average student tries marijuana for the first time.

21.58%

believe that regular marijuana use has no risk.

5.71%

JOCO OPIOID TRENDS

of students said that misusing prescription drugs has no risks.

2.58%

of students have used prescription painkillers that were not prescribed to them.

7.21%

of students said that it would be very easy to illegally get prescription drugs.

JOCO  VAPING TRENDS

of students had vaped in the past 30 days.

14.02

is the average students first try vaping or some form of e-cigarette.

6.03%

of students believe that using vape pens or e-cigarettes poses no harm.

4.5%