The Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (ICRUD)
works to reduce youth access to alcohol through awareness, advocacy and policy change.

Center for Alcohol Policy – Alcohol Policy and Law Conference

August 26 – 28, 2024
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

This is a great opportunity to be in the same space as alcohol regulators, and for us to share our  great work in prevention! Indiana regulators will be invited to attend.

  • Full Registration: $799
  • 501(c)(3) Organization: $249
  • Government Official: $249
Commentary: If we had a nickel…

by Lisa Hutcheson

Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. Ronald Reagan was inaugurated. Sandra Day O’Connor was appointed the first female judge on the Supreme Court. What do these events have in common? They all occurred in 1981…which is the last time the alcohol tax in Indiana was raised.

As far as I can tell, the alcohol tax is the only tax in Indiana that has not been raised in 42 years.  Often called a “sin tax” (along with tobacco and gaming) this tax, unlike a sales tax, is levied in part to discourage the misuse of alcohol, which leads to increased costs for health care and behavioral health. Alcohol continues to be the most widely used drug by Indiana youth and adults.

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is a serious issue that affects individuals, families, and communities across America.

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When you think about the problem of underage drinking, it can seem overwhelming! How can one person make a difference?

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Policy Change

If it hasn’t already been brought to your attention, Indiana, like many states, needs to face the problem of underage drinking.

About us

The Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (ICRUD), is a program of Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI) with funding from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, other State and Federal grants, and private donations.

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