To best understand youth substance use in Aurora, we collected quantitative and qualitative data relating to youth use of marijuana, alcohol and misuse of prescription drugs. We looked at the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey to compare Aurora with Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado.
Other data from the Aurora Police Department, Aurora Public Schools, Colorado Department of Transportation, and others (see full list of sources here) were also used to look at consequences faced by youth who are using these substances.
In addition to this, we asked for youth input through focus groups, and collected first hand reports from young people ages 12 to 20 who live in Aurora.
Follow these links to view ASAP’s current Needs Assessment Profile as well as the analysis of the focus groups we completed conducted by 2040 Partners for Health: