Local Conditions

In evaluating our mission, goals and strategic plan, we take into account the data available around our local conditions and the science supporting environmental prevention strategies. It’s a complex set of factors that contribute to the fact that local youth use substances at a higher rate than Marin county collectively and California as a whole.

The Data

The primary source of our local data comes from the California Healthy Kids Survey. Students in the Ross Valley and Twin Cities communities report using substances at a higher rate than both the state and county averages.

California Healthy Kids Survey: Main Report. WestEd. Current AOD Use, Past 30 Days. *California and local data is collected at different times so results for California are 2016 whereas Marin and Tam Union High School District are from 2018.



11th graders see slight to no harm in DAILY cannabis use.



11th graders report that they have used alcohol in the past 30 days.



Say it’s easy to obtain e-cigarettes or vaping devices.