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

Grant Funding Available for Research and Professional Development
Research Seed Grant Applications Accepted Now

The Hoosier Lottery is proud to support researchers working in the field of responsible gaming, disordered gambling, and responsible gaming subjects. Administered by the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG), the Research Seed Grant is accepting applications now through September 1, 2023. The Research Seed Grant program’s objective is to build capacity and knowledge in the area of responsible gaming research and program development. 

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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