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National Institute on Drug Abuse to Announce Results of 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey

Media Advisory

December 18, 2012

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, December 19, to announce the results of its 2012 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 drugs of abuse. The 2012 MTF survey will include use of "bath salts" among students for the first time.

MTF is one of three major survey instruments the Department of Health and Human Services uses to monitor the nation’s substance abuse patterns among teens. Information from these surveys helps in the strategic planning for prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for youth. For more information on the MTF survey, visit: www.drugabuse.gov/drugpages/MTF.html.

WHAT: Release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey results

WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

Media interested in participating via teleconference should use the following call-in number: 800-754-1382.

WHO: Featured Speakers

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

R. Gil Kerlikowske
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Chris Leibowitz, young adult in recovery from drug addiction

Follow Monitoring the Future 2012 news on Twitter at @NIDANews, or join the conversation by using: #MTF2012.

Monitoring the Future is funded by grant #DA001411.


Contact:
NIDA Press Office
301-443-6245
media@nida.nih.gov

About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NIDA is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA's new DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or fax or email requests to 240-645-0227 or drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA's media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide, and its new easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov.

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