Sources of Data on Substance Use and Misuse Among Boys and Young Men of Color

Jan 1, 2016

This practice-support tool provides a quick overview of national, state, and local data sources and tools that provide substance-related indicator data for this population.

  • Research suggests that boys and young men of color are at increased risk for poor educational, economic and health outcomes. Such disparities have been linked to a variety of risk factors, including social determinants such as historical trauma, cultural subjugation and geographic marginalization or segregation, as well as risk behaviors that may occur secondary to these social determinants.
  • What we know less about and seldom dwell on are those factors that promote well-being from the start or protect against substance misuse.