En español
NIDA

National Institute on Drug Abuse to discuss results of 2015 Monitoring the Future survey

Media Advisory

December 15, 2015

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference and Twitter chat on Wednesday, December 16, to discuss the results of the 2015 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, conducted earlier this year 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.

This year’s MTF survey will include attitudes about, and prevalence of, marijuana use, prescription medications, e-cigarettes, synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice), alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

MTF is one of three major survey instruments HHS uses 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. The MTF survey has real-time results, with findings announced the same year the data is collected.

WHAT:  Teleconference to discuss the 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey results, which will be officially released at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 16.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: To dial into the teleconference, call: 800-369-1185, Participant passcode: 8301859

Materials for the teleconference will be posted online December 16 at www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future.

WHO: Featured Speakers

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

Michael Botticelli
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

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

Richard A. Miech, Ph.D., Research Professor
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

The NIDA Twitter chat will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Jack Stein, Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, will host the chat.

Follow Monitoring the Future 2015 news on Twitter at @NIDANews or join the conversation by using: #MTF2015.

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): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (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. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to 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/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

NIH. . .Turning Discovery Into Health®

This page was last updated December 2015

News Releases

Jul 2016

Jun 2016

May 2016

Apr 2016

Mar 2016

Feb 2016

Jan 2016

Dec 2015

Nov 2015

Oct 2015

Sep 2015

Aug 2015

Jul 2015

Jun 2015

May 2015

Apr 2015

Mar 2015

Feb 2015

Jan 2015

Dec 2014

Nov 2014

Oct 2014

Sep 2014

Aug 2014

Jul 2014

Jun 2014

May 2014

Apr 2014

Mar 2014

Feb 2014

Jan 2014

Dec 2013

Nov 2013

Oct 2013

Sep 2013

Aug 2013

Jul 2013

Jun 2013

May 2013

Apr 2013

Mar 2013

Feb 2013

Jan 2013

Dec 2012

Nov 2012

Oct 2012

Sep 2012

Aug 2012

Jul 2012

Jun 2012

May 2012

Apr 2012

Mar 2012

Feb 2012

Jan 2012

Dec 2011

Nov 2011

Oct 2011

Sep 2011

Aug 2011

Jul 2011

Jun 2011

May 2011

Apr 2011

Mar 2011

Jan 2011

Dec 2010

Nov 2010

Sep 2010

Aug 2010

Jul 2010

May 2010

Apr 2010

Mar 2010

Jan 2010

Get this Publication

Cite this article

APA style citation

National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institute on Drug Abuse to discuss results of 2015 Monitoring the Future survey Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2015/12/national-institute-drug-abuse-to-discuss-results-2015-monitoring-future-survey

press ctrl+c to copy
Receive Latest Science Articles in your Email!
You will only receive messages related to Latest Science