The Substance Abuse Assessment, which was commissioned by the Youth Services and Health Divisions, is available for viewing. Please view the introduction for a briefing on the study below:
In the Fall of 2017, the Concord Board of Health and Concord Carlisle Youth Services received a CHNA-15 grant to hire a consultant to conduct a substance use assessment to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol and substance misuse in Concord and Carlisle, Massachusetts. The purpose of this document is to describe the findings from a quantitative and qualitative data collection process to help inform community decision making for preventing and addressing substance use issues particular to the towns of Concord and Carlisle. This report highlights the most compelling data on alcohol and drug challenges in youth and adults, but does not include all of the data collected. We obtained data from many sources and encourage those reading the report to review the PowerPoint slides on the Concord Board of Health’s website and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey results on the Concord Carlisle Regional School (CCRSD) district website.