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National Institute on Drug Abuse to discuss results of 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Tuesday, December 16, to discuss the results of the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.


Substance Use in American Indian Youth is Worse than We Thought

We have long known that American Indian communities are particularly vulnerable to problems with substance use, which are tied in part to limited socioeconomic opportunity. But because national surveys fail to fully capture drug use patterns on or near reservations, the true scope of the problem has been elusive. A new study focusing on American Indian youth reveals alarming substance use patterns, including patterns of drug use beginning much earlier than is typical for other Americans.

NIH system to monitor emerging drug trends

An innovative National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) is being developed to monitor emerging trends that will help health experts respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds.


Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results

NIH’s 2013 Monitoring the Future Survey shows high rates of marijuana use; decreases in abuse of pain relievers and some synthetic drugs.
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Abuse of Prescription Pain Medications Risks Heroin Use

1 in 15 people who take non medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years.
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Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse in America

52 Million people in the US, over the age of 12, have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime
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Sixty percent of 12th graders do not view regular marijuana use as harmful

The percentage of high-schoolers who see  great risk from being regular marijuana users has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, according to this year’s Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, which measures drug use and attitudes among the nation’s eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-graders.


Stop Rx Abuse - Ignorance is NO excuse

70% of parents are concerned about their teen's prescription drug abuse.
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