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Annual Indiana youth survey: Students asked about synthetic marijuana, prescription drugs

Findings from the 23rd Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use revealed that marijuana use in grades 6-12 continues to decrease. This reduction followed a peak in marijuana use from 2008 to 2011. While marijuana use is down, it remains more popular than synthetic marijuana. Full Story >>

IU Health & Vitality: Back-to-school issue


These back-to-school news items discuss the effect home foreclosures can have on students; guns on campuses; ins and outs of high school and college students working; LGBT experiences in college; cell phone addiction; and effective ways elementary and middle schools can help students increase physical activity. Full Story >>

IU video contest winners learn from PSAs about prescription drug abuse

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Brian Fischer, a senior at Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, Ind., won the Public Service Announcement Video Contest, which is part of a growing effort statewide to address a rising problem affecting Indiana youth -- prescription drug abuse. Full Story >>

Indiana Prevention Resource Center celebrates 25 years with bullying prevention events

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center, part of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of activities designed to raise awareness about bullying and provide educators with more tools to address bullying in their schools. Full Story >>

Annual Indiana youth survey: Upward trend of marijuana use stalls, OTC drug use a concern

Alcohol, cigarette and marijuana use by Indiana sixth- through 12-graders has declined or held steady since 2011. This trend signals an end to the rise in marijuana use among Indiana youth seen since 2008. However, findings from the 22nd Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use revealed an increase in over-the-counter drug abuse among sixth-graders. Full Story >>

IU Health & Wellness: West Nile virus, tailgating and school transitions


Indiana University experts discuss the West Nile virus outbreak, how to limit the influence of binge drinking on kids during tailgate gatherings, and tips for helping children adjust to kindergarten, middle school, high school and college. Full Story >>