Data Facts

Since the campaign started in 2003:

  • Students who reported not drinking alcohol in the past year has increased 21 percentage points.
  • Students who reported never drinking alcohol increased 20 percentage points.
  • Perceived peer use of alcohol has decreased 17 percentage points.                                                                                                                                                                                            Click here to compare statistics since the campaign started

Spring 2016 Illinois Youth Survey                                                     of 11,774 District 203 and 204 high school students:

Results for Tobacco
  • 98% have not smoked in the last 30 days
  • 96% have not smoked cigarettes in the past year
  • 89% have NEVER smoked a cigarette
Results for Alcohol
  • 81% have not consumed alcohol in the past 30 days
  • 81% prefer to date someone who does not drink
  • 86% of students respect their friend’s choice to be alcohol-free
  • 82% of students choose not to drink because they don’t want to deal with the legal consequences if caught
  • 86% of students choose not to drink because they don’t want to jeopardize their future plans
Results for Marijuana
  • 89% have not smoked marijuana in the last 30 days
  • 86% prefer to date someone who doesn’t smoke marijuana
  • 86% respect their friend’s choice to be marijuana-free
Results for Other Drugs
  • 98% have not used over-the-counter medication for non-medical reasons in the      past year
  • 97% have not used prescription drugs not prescribed to them in the last 30 days
  • 94% have not used prescription drugs not prescribed to them in the past year
  • 97% have never used heroin
  • 100% have not used heroin in the past year

Survey and data analysis provided by the Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois.