December 08, 2010
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, December 14, to announce the results of its 2010 Monitoring the Future survey. The survey, funded by NIDA - part of the National Institutes of Health - tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific illicit drugs. It is one of three major polling instruments the Department of Health and Human Services uses to monitor the nation's substance abuse patterns. Information from these surveys helps identify potential drug problem areas, assess whether federal drug prevention efforts are effective, and ensure that resources are targeted to areas of greatest need. For more information on the MTF survey, visit our Monitoring the Future information page.
What: Release of the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey Results
When: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:00 a.m EST
Where: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
To dial into the press conference, call: 1-800-531-3250, conference ID: 1907379.
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
R. Gil Kerlikowske
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
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