New KIP data will be available to schools in December, but the public as regional and state reports in February, 2015.  For the first time, KIP is asking youth about heroin use.

    • Alcohol remains the drug most often used by 10th graders.
    • Marijuana use among 10th graders is showing an upward trend.  Action needs to be taken to stop the rise in teen marijuana use.
    • Rx drugs among teens dropped significantly over the past 4 years.
    • In 2013, there were a total of 72 heroin-related overdose deaths in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties. This is 31% of the 230 fatal heroin overdoses identified statewide. Source: KY Office of Drug Control Policy, 2013 Overdose Fatality Report.
    • In St Elizabeth Healthcare’s emergency room, the number of patients treated for opioid overdose seen monthly is continuing to climb. In 2013, there were a total of 545. Through August of 2014, the number was already at 457.
    • Heroin-related court cases in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties (for ALL law enforcement agencies), increased 750% over a 5-year period, from 257 in 2008 to 2,202 in 2013. Source: KY Administrative Office of Courts.
    • According to the NKY Drug Strike Force, heroin seizures (in grams) rose from 139 in 2011 to 843 in YTD 2014.
    • The number of cases of acute hepatitis C in Northern Kentucky have more than doubled over the past two years and far exceed state and national rates. (Source: NKY Health Department, 2013 Annual Report of Communicable Diseases).

Read the 2015 Prevention Alliance Update to the Community:   KIP stands for Kentucky Incentives for Prevention