See below for the press release recently released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The release can also be found directly on the NIDA Website.


 

Media Advisory

December 09, 2014

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Tuesday, December 16, to discuss the results of the 2014 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 a component of the National Institutes of Health.

For the first time, this year’s MTF survey will include data on the use of e-cigarettes, as well as the attitudes about, and prevalence of, marijuana use, prescription medications, alcohol, and tobacco.

MTF is one of three major survey instruments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services uses to monitor the nation’s substance abuse 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 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey results, which will be officially released at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 16.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: To dial into the teleconference, call: 888-324-3620, Participant passcode: 4802426

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
Acting 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

Follow Monitoring the Future 2014 news on Twitter at @NIDANews or join the conversation by using: #MTF2014.

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): 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 abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s new DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or fax or email requests to 240-645-0227 or 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, and its new easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov.

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