National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, December 18, to discuss the results of the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, funded by NIDA and conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among eighth, 10th, and 12th grade students. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

MTF the only comprehensive federal government-funded survey on teen drug use that releases findings the same year the data is collected will include findings on substance use and attitudes about e-cigarettes and vaping, marijuana, opioids and other prescription medications, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice), alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

MTF is 1 of 4 major survey instruments the HHS funds to monitor the nation’s substance use patterns among teens. Information from these surveys helps to provide strategic planning for prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for youth.

WHAT: Teleconference to discuss the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey results, which will be officially released at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 18.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: To dial into the teleconference, call: 800-369-1822, Participant passcode: 7273168

Materials for the teleconference will be posted online December 18 at www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future.  

WHO: Featured Speakers

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

Richard A. Miech, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Monitoring the Future
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Follow Monitoring the Future 2019 news on Twitter at @NIDANews or join the conversation by using: #MTF2019

Monitoring the Future is funded by grant #DA001411.

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301-443-6245
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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 use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. For more information about NIDA and its programs, visit www.drugabuse.gov.

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