Adult reported substance abuse

Updated 12/28/18

The Healthy People 2020 target is to reduce the proportion of adults, aged 18 and older, engaging in binge drinking to 14.3%, yet Washoe County’s percentage continues to be higher and growing. The Centers for Disease Control conducts the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), surveying health risk behaviors in order to identify emerging trends and needed public health policies and programs.


  • Washoe County data changed to Reno MSA beginning 2015
  • Drinks per day survey question changed to at least 1 drink in the past 30 days starting 2016


CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

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