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Smoking and Drinking Continue to Decline, But Marijuana Stalls in Latest MTF Survey

Highlights trends from a 2008 survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use and discusses the implications of these changing data.

Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Holds at Lowest Recorded Levels

Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.

Reality Videos Bring NIDA Scientists to Web Site for Teens

Highlights new video clips on NIDA's Web site for teens that explore the dangers of drug abuse and that address questions from youth and their parents on the topic.

Some Teens Reporting Nonmedical Use of Prescriptions Develop Disorders

Reports teen drug abuse based on 2006-2007 data from a national survey on drug use and health and compares differences by gender.

High School Seniors Steadily Increase Nonmedical Use of Sedatives Over 15 years

Highlights data from an annual national survey of youth showing a pattern of rising nonmedical use of sedatives among high school seniors.

Studies on Combat Related Substance Use and Abuse to be Funded by NIH and VA

Eleven research institutions in 11 states will receive more than $6 million in federal funding from fiscal year 2010 to support research on substance abuse and associated problems among U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.


NIDA Blending Conference Launches New Training Approach for Young Adults Addicted to Opioids

A multi-faceted treatment program for young adults addicted to opioid drugs was unveiled today at the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Blending Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.


From Theory into Practice: NIDA's Blending Conference Highlights the Latest in Drug Abuse Treatment

The newest drug addiction treatment approaches will be on display at the National Institute on Drug Abuse's eighth Blending Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 22-23.


Buprenorphine treatment in pregnancy: less distress to babies

Babies born to women addicted to opioids fare better when their mothers are treated with either the addiction medication buprenorphine or methadone than babies whose mothers are not treated at all.


High School and Youth Trends

2014’s Monitoring the Future survey of drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders continued to show encouraging news about youth drug use, including decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription pain relievers; no increase in use of marijuana; decreasing use of inhalants and synthetic drugs, including K2/Spice and bath salts; and a general decline over the last two decades in the use of illicit drugs.

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