National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use

Media Advisory

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Tuesday, December 13, to discuss the results of the 2016 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 (HHS).

MTF the only large-scale federal government teen health survey that releases findings the same year the data is collected will include findings on attitudes about, and prevalence of, marijuana use, prescription medications, e-cigarettes, heroin, synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice), alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

MTF is 1 of 3 major survey instruments the 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.

WHAT:  Teleconference to discuss the 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey results, which will be officially released at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 13.

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: To dial into the teleconference, call: 888-989-3414, Participant passcode: MTF2016

Materials for the teleconference will be posted online December 13 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, 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

Follow Monitoring the Future 2016 news on Twitter at @NIDANews or join the conversation by using: #MTF2016.

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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