The 2012 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey released by the Florida Department of Children and Families shows a decrease in the reported alcohol usage by teens in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
The report surveys and compares youth statewide to individual counties’ youth ages 10-17. According to the report, the most popular substance abused by the youth in Florida is alcohol.
In 2012, the percentage of middle and high school teens in Baker County who reported they tried alcohol in their lifetime had a significant decrease — 12.1 percent since 2010; Clay County decreased by 6.5 percent; Duval County results decreased by 3 percent; in Nassau County the percentage decreased by 2.2 percent; and in St. Johns County the percentage fell by 2.4 percent.
The complete results from Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties can be viewed here.