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- Most counties saw small changes in dropout rates from 2013-2015 except for Mills County which increased by 17%.
- The number of incidents in schools related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs increased from 2014 to 2016 the most counties with Travis, Burnet, and Williamson having the highest rates.
- The only big change from 2014 to 2016 in drug seizures was an increase in Opiates seized, with Marijuana, Cocaine, and Meth remaining the most common drugs seized.
- Since 2008 there has been a slow decrease of parental disapproval of tobacco use while there has been a slow increase in parental disapproval of marijuana use.
- Students in regions 7 & 8 are more likely to have no friends who use alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco than the state at large.
- Perceived access to alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana seems to be decreasing among youth since 2008.
- Perceived danger of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs seems to be decreasing since 2014.
- Lifetime use by 12th graders of prescription drugs seems to be slowly increasing among students.
Main Drugs Seized in Region 7
Overall the top 3 drugs seized seized in region 7 were: Marijuana with 111,131.00 lbs seized over the last 3 years Methamphetamine and Amphetamine with 4,881.52 lbs seized over the last 3 years Cocaine with 2,056.50 lbs seized over the last 3 years
The top 5 counties where the majority of drugs were seized were in order: 1. Travis county 2. Fayette county 3. Williamson county 4. Mclennan county 5.Bastrop county
Since 2014 there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of pounds of marijuana seized. There has been an increase in the number of opioids seized. There has been an increase in the number of pounds of methamphetamine and amphetamine seized.
Alcohol is the primary substance used with 50-60% of youth having used it at some point in their life. Tobacco, marijuana, and illicit drugs have remained fail constant with prescription drugs seing a slight uptick in the most recent TSS.
Past 30 Day Use
Alcohol is the primary substance used in the past 30 days with the rest of the substances remaining stead except for an uptick in the most recent TSS.