Wyoming Alcohol Prevention Efforts Show Results
Prevention efforts in Wyoming are reducing youth alcohol use. In addition to the Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant and state funds, Wyoming has received additional funding opportunities that increased prevention efforts across Wyoming.
- 2001 – State Incentive Grant (SIG)
- 2005 – Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG)
- 2012 – Partnerships for Success II (PFS II)
- 2015 – Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (SPF PFS)
With increased prevention efforts, Wyoming youth are no longer reporting past 30-day use of alcohol at a higher rate than the national average. Data from 1995 through 2015 shows a steady decline in underage drinking beginning in 2001 and dropping below the national average by 2007.
Data from 1995 through 2015 show similar success in the percent of high school students reporting binge drinking in the past 30 days. While the percent of high school students reporting binge drinking in Wyoming has not yet dipped below the national average, the state continues to close the gap.