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2019 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program- Application Deadline: February 11, 2019.
Substance abuse and addiction research internship opportunity

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students, with a goal of increasing underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral sciences, to substance abuse and addiction research. Through this program, undergraduate students age 18 years and older conduct substance abuse and addiction research by participating in internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States. Paid 8-week intensive, hands-on research experiences may include a variety of different activities and research projects. To apply and view program information, see the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program online application.

While daily marijuana use has been steadily increasing in prevalence among young adults over the past decade, the level has reached an all-time high in non-college young adults to nearly three times that of their college peers. The biggest division between the groups, however, was seen in annual, past month, and daily cigarette smoking rates. This section features the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey results on substance use in this age group, including patterns of marijuana and alcohol use, nicotine use, and non-medical use of prescription drugs. It also covers newer trends, such as e-vaporizers and hookahs. New this year, the survey identified statistics related to e-vaporizer use of nicotine and marijuana separately from other smoking forms. This section also has resources for students, parents, educators, dorm supervisors, counselors, clinicians, and researchers who work with this age group.

Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2017 Infographic

Marijuana Use is Lower in College Students than Non-College Peers ​ ​
Nicotine Use Lower in College Students Than in Non-College Peers ​ ​ ​
Use of Synthetic Drugs is Lower in College Students Than in Their Non-College Peers
Alcohol Use in College Students is Higher Than in their Non-College Peers
Past-Year Misuse of Vicodin® has Dropped Dramatically in Both Groups Since 2009
 

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    NIDA. (2018, February 15). College-Age & Young Adults. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/college-age-young-adults

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