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NIDA Hosts Teleconference to Discuss Teen Drug Use Survey Results

Red and blue poster warns of drug use dangers, advertises teen drug use survey

Poster advertises Monitoring the Future drug use survey among teens.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse hosted a press teleconference on Dec. 17 to discuss the findings of the 44th annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.

The 2018 MTF survey of drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide showed that teens reported a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices since last year.

The survey continues to provide encouraging news, with self-reported use of alcohol, cigarettes and many illicit drugs remaining at historically low levels.

The MTF survey, funded by NIDA, is conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. For more on the 2018 MTF survey, go to https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future.

 

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