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National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use

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December 06, 2017

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Thursday, December 14, to discuss the results of the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, 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 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, opioids and other prescription medications, e-cigarettes, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice), alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

MTF is one of three 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 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey results, which will be officially released at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 14.

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Media call-in: To dial into the teleconference, call: 888-950-8043, Participant passcode: 6560874 (REPORTERS ONLY)
Constituent call-in: 800-369-1808, passcode 9179310

Materials for the teleconference will be posted online December 14 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

Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D., Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Follow Monitoring the Future 2017 news on Twitter at @NIDANews or join the conversation by using: #MTF2017.

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.

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NIDA. (2017, December 6). National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2017/12/national-institute-drug-abuse-to-hold-teleconference-discussing-key-findings-2017-monitoring-future

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