June 2017 In this video, Dr. Terry Jernigan describes the purpose and goals of the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.
October 2009 Highlights trends from a 2008 survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use and discusses the implications of these changing data.
April 2010 Reports teen drug abuse based on 2006-2007 data from a national survey on drug use and health and compares differences by gender.
February 2007 Summarizes a study that analyzes factors associated with the risk of drug addiction among 19- to 21-year-old Hispanic women born in the United States as compared with immigrants.
December 2009 Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.
March 2008 Reports on the prevalence of substance abuse among youth based on 2007 data from a national survey of behaviors, attitudes, and values.
March 2011 Reports 2010 rates of marijuana use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, noting that daily use increased by more than 10 percent in all three grades since the 2009 survey. Also reports a rise in ecstasy use.
December 2009 Highlights data on unhealthy eating behaviors, such as fasting or purging, and substance abuse problems among teens.
April 2012 First-time smokers have a much higher chance of eventually becoming dependent than first-time users alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine.
November 2009 Highlights the disproportionately high rate of Americans who have used cocaine at some time during their lives as compared with other nations surveyed.