Impactful Stats

Underage Drinking

Alcohol-Related Arrests

PONTOTOC COUNTY:

11%

of all alcohol-related arrests involve a minor.

CARTER COUNTY:

8%

of all alcohol-related arrests involve a minor.

Underage Drinking

20%

of youth that drink in the Chickasaw Nation had permission from their parents to drink.

Underage Drinking Stats

27%

of youth in the Chickasaw Nation that drink get the alcohol from family members.

41%

41% of high school students surveyed have never tried alcohol.

Oklahoma is ranked

44th

in the nation for binge drinking.

Underage Drinking Stats

58%

of youth in the Chickasaw Nation drink at home.

68 deaths

In Oklahoma, 68 deaths per year are due to underage drinking.

76%

76% of Chickasaw Nation youth do not think it is cool to drink regularly.

Youth Drinking Friends

69%

of youth in the Chickasaw Nation drink at a friend's house.

70%

of middle school students surveyed have never tried alcohol.

six times

Youth who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21.

Alcohol

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.

Sources

The impactful statistics were obtained from the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA), Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The students surveyed using the Oklahoma Needs Prevention Assessment are from Region 10, which encompasses most of the Chickasaw Nation.