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Our Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program is beginning the annual ASFS Survey with approximately 1,000 students between 6th and 12th grades. The survey is sponsored by the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse & Prevention. The survey is used to determine the needs in the Taos community for substance abuse prevention and treatments. The surveys asks the students about the accessibility to alcohol, their current frequency of use of alcohol and drugs and their use at school. It also asks the students about the perception of risk. The survey includes questions about alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs. The Prevention Program staff analyze the survey data to design prevention strategies in partnership the business community, law enforcement, and our partners including Taos Alive. The survey data is added to the Youth Resiliency Report which allows us to compare the results to other communities in New Mexico and across the country.