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The KIP survey is Kentucky’s largest source of data related to student use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), as well as a number of factors related to potential substance abuse. In October 2018, over 128,000 students representing 151 school districts completed the survey, and the information gathered provided an invaluable substance abuse prevention tool for those communities. Districts utilize their KIP results extensively for grant-writing purposes, prevention activities, and various other needs related to program planning.

The KIP survey provides information about student self-reported use of substances (e.g., within the last 30 days, last year), student perceptions about substance use (e.g., level of risk, peer and parent disapproval), and perceived accessibility of substances in the community. The most recent administration included the addition of several new questions related to mental health, heroin use, bullying, dating violence, and suicidal ideation. Once the survey data are gathered and analyzed, each participating school district receives a report outlining district-specific results, and depicting comparisons to the region, state and (when available) the rest of country.

On this site you can find recent publications, information related to technical aspects of the KIP survey, links to relevant resources and contact information to learn more.