Posted: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 9:23am Updated: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 10:27am

Why is Substance Misuse Prevention and Education Important?

According to the latest Indiana Youth Institute Kid Count Report:

  • In 2017, there were 161 drug overdose deaths among Hoosier youth ages 15–24.
  • 15.2% of Indiana high school students reported that they used a drug other than alcohol or tobacco in the past month, and 6.0% used a drug other than alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana.
  • 9 in 10 Indiana high school students (90.0%) say their family has clear rules about drug and alcohol use.
  • 13.0% of Indiana teens ages 14 and older say they use alcohol or drugs to relax, feel better about themselves, or fit in.
  • 28.5% of Indiana teens ages 14 and older say they have ever ridden in a car driven by someone, including themselves, that was high or had been using alcohol.

IYI Data book can be found at 2020 Indiana Youth Institute Databook

Curriculum / Programs

Four identified evidence-based prevention curricula

These four curriculums are recommended for grades K-6 (7-8 depending on lesson) and have not shown to be effective at the high school level.  

Is there another evidence-based program that you think should be added to this list?  Email Jason Murrey, Prevention Specialist, at jmurrey1@doe.in.gov.  In order for the program to be added to the list, you will have to provide clinical data that shows the program is effective. 

Recommended High School Program

Website http://www.operationprevention.com

Created in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education, Operation Prevention is an award-winning educational program dedicated to preventing opioid misuse among elementary, middle, and high school students nationwide.

Resources are translated in both English and Spanish on the website listed above.

Tobacco / Vaping

Alcohol

Resources

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