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NIDA Releases 2013 Monitoring the Future Study

(12/18/2013)

ICYMI: NIDA Releases 2013 Monitoring the Future Study

On December 18, 2013, Director Kerlikowske joined National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director Nora Volkow to release results from the 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the United States. The study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse with a grant to the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

Read the survey results here: http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future

The Obama Administration's approach to drug policy is borne out of the recognition that drug use is a major public health threat, and that substance use disorders are a preventable and treatable disease. Young people in particular deserve every opportunity to live up to their full potential, and exposure to effective drug prevention programs improves their chances. Research shows preventing drug use before it begins is the most cost-effective, common-sense approach to promoting safe and healthy communities.

To learn more about Prevention and to find resources in your own community, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/prevention


Keywords: NIDA, White House, ONDCP, Drug Control, Monitoring the Future, Obama, prevention



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