The Indiana Youth Survey, previously known as the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Survey, has been serving Indiana schools and communities since 1991. Funded by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the survey is administered in the spring of even-numbered years, free of charge, in any Indiana school that wishes to participate. The self-report survey asks students in grades 6-12 a variety of questions about substance use, mental health, gambling, and potential risk and protective factors for these behaviors.
The survey is administered by the Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior at Indiana University-Bloomington, which was housed within the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) prior to 2017.
The Indiana Youth Survey is conducted for two purposes:
Each participating school corporation will receive a report of their results, highlighting major findings among their students. These data can provide important information to school administrators and guide their decision making on school policies, prevention programs, and collaboration with community partners. The State also benefits from the survey, receiving a statewide report of results which they use to guide planning and prevention efforts across Indiana.
Schools have the option to add up to 15 questions of their choice to their local survey. For more information about adding questions, please see our creating additional questions page.
The survey takes approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete. The sample INYS survey questionnaires can be viewed here: