Substance Use
Kitsap County, Washington

Alcohol and Tobacco

State-level data from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) tracks alcohol and tobacco usage, broken down by demographic factors including age, race, and income. 

2018, Overall

2018, Overall

Drug Overdose Deaths

Mortality data from CDC Wonder shows a rapidly worsening drug overdose crisis throughout the United States. Opioids, a group of drugs that includes prescription painkillers as well as heroin, are at the forefront of the crisis. This data is available down to the county level, and can also be broken down by age, race, and ethnicity. (Note: the CDC does not report data for death counts fewer than 10, so data may be unavailable for small counties.)

Perceptions of Risk

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, asks respondents if they perceive using various substances as a "great risk." The percentages of respondents who answered "yes" are shown below. This state-level data can also be broken down by age groups, and benchmarked against the United States. 

Percent of population who perceive the following as a "great risk":

Trying Heroin Once or Twice

Smoking 1+ Cigarette Packs per Day

Binge Drinking 1-2 Times per Week

About the Data

• Binge drinking and smoking rate data is from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Mortality data is from CDC Wonder. Drug overdose death data was queried based on the following parameters: Underlying cause of death, ICD-10 codes X40–X44, X60–X64, X85, Y10–Y14. Opioid data was queried from: Underlying cause of death, ICD-10 codes: F11.0, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14, and multiple cause of death, codes T40.0-T40.4, T40.6.

• Perceptions of risk data is from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The data is an estimate based on a two-year period.