In Butte County, nearly 30% of young people have used prescription drugs in the past 30 days. Of all kinds of prescription drugs, Butte County youth use opioids the most often.

Youth in Butte County

The top reasons Butte County young people use prescription drugs: to deal with stress, to have fun, to be “cool", or because they are already dependent on it.

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41% of Butte County youth report that prescription medication is most often used in the home, and 21% report that young people take it from their parents without asking.

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