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.


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30%

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

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47%

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

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87%

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