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Bar graph depicting alcohol, e-vape, and marijuana use among young people in DeKalb County in 2019 and 2020. Alcohol and marijuana use increased while e-vape use decreased.
Bar graph depicting alcohol, e-vape, and marijuana use among young people in Rockdale County in 2019 and 2020. E-vape and marijuana use increased while alcohol use decreased.

There has been a 1% decrease in both alcohol use and electronic vaping among young people in DeKalb and Rockdale Counties; however, marijuana use stayed the same in DeKalb County and increased by 1% in Rockdale County. –Georgia Student Health Survey

**Numbers and percentages may be different due to the difference in number of youth participation each year

Bar graph depicting alcohol, e-vape, and marijuana use among young people in Upson County in 2019 and 2020. Use of all three substances decreased.

Upson County has seen a 3% decrease in alcohol use, a 4% decrease in electronic vaping and a 2% decrease in marijuana use among young people. –Georgia Student Health Survey

Bar graph depicting alcohol, e-vape, and marijuana use among young people in the City of Savannah. Use of all three substances decreased.
The City of Savannah has shown a 1% decrease in both alcohol
and marijuana use, and a 2% decrease in electronic vaping.
Georgia Student Health Survey
Infographic featuring statistics regarding substance abuse in DeKalb & Rockdale Counties. 67% of youth believe parental involvement is important in reducing substance abuse among teenagers. In 2019, 9 out of 10 young people did not use drugs. Drugs, violence, bullying, gangs, and alcohol  are the top 5 issues affecting youth.Law Enforcement, schools, youth groups, and health clinics are the top organizations working to improve issues.
Infographic. 83% of adults in Savannah agree that young kids have easy access to alcohol. 95% strongly agree that parental involvement helps reduce substance abuse. 57% believe punishment is very severe if youth are caught with alcohol. 56% believe punishment is very severe if youth are caught with marijuana. Adults in Savannah say the top 5 issues affecting youth are drug use, violence, bullying, gangs, and suicide. 75% of the adults surveyed were female and 22% male.
Infographic. The top 5 issues affecting youth in Upson County are alcohol use, drug use, tobacco use, suicide, and violence. 8 out of 10 young people in Upson County choose not to drink alcohol. Faith-based groups, schools, youth groups, local groups, and health clinics are the top organizations working to improve issues affecting youth. The majority of adults strongly  agree that youth have easy access to alcohol. The majority of adults strongly agree that parental involvement helps reduce substance use.
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Beyond the Bell effectively provides prevention programs, interventions and/or resources when appropriate to reduce substance use in youth.

DeKalb County

1500 Klondike Rd SW, Ste A102
Conyers, GA 30094
(770) 285-6037opens phone dialer

Upson County

310 N. Church Street, Suite B
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706) 973-9165opens phone dialer

Macon/Bibb County

3115 Vineville Ave
Macon, GA 31204
(478) 259-7566opens phone dialer

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Beyond The Bell’s focus is on the health and safety of young people ages 9-20 and their parents.  Beyond The Bell provides LifeSkills training and other programs to ensure youth live happy and safe lives and use the tools we provide to enjoy activities that exclude alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs.   

We use evidence-based strategies to build skills and support the needs of young people and thus reduce barriers to their success.

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