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Indiana Youth Survey

At the state and regional level, the Indiana Youth Survey reports Indiana 6th through 12th grade prevalence of use of drug use, gambling, and risk and protective factors.  Results are compared to the results of the Monitoring the Future national survey. 


“The IPRC has conducted the Indiana Survey, and has managed and reported the resulting data, since 1991. This project is administered through a contract with the Division of Mental Health
and Addiction (DMHA) of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). The purpose of this project is to provide data for state and local planning with respect to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), gambling behaviors, and risk and protective factors.


This report summarizes the findings of the 2012 Indiana Survey. These findings include statistics and other information about the prevalence of ATOD use, gambling behaviors, and risk and protective factors. Statewide prevalence-of-use data are shown for previous years to help distinguish trends and facilitate comparisons among years. National prevalence estimates, reported by Monitoring the Future (MTF) (Johnston, O’Malley, Bachman, & Schulenberg, 2012) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (CDC, 2012), are provided to facilitate comparison with the United States as a whole. For a
summary of findings, see the Results section.


Other surveys, such as the YRBS and MTF, collect representative state-level data for Indiana. However, the results of these data are not reported for sub-state regions, nor are local results available to participants. The strength of the Indiana Survey is its ability to describe reported ATOD use at the local level. This reporting facilitates local needs assessment, planning, and evaluation of drug abuse prevention activities. The IPRC provides a report of local results to each participating school corporation free of charge. Data from an individual school corporation is the property of that corporation. Local data may neither be released nor obtained without the written permission of the corporation where the survey was conducted.”