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January 2010

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Results from Monitoring the Future Survey Released

Methamphetamine use among teens appears to have dropped significantly in recent years, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) annual 2009 Monitoring the Future survey. However, declines in marijuana use have stalled, and prescription drug abuse remains high, the survey reported.

The survey is a series of classroom surveys of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the U of Michigan under a grant from NIDA, (of NIH).

Researchers also report a softening of attitudes in some alcohol measures. Fewer 10th graders viewed weekend binge drinking (five or more drinks once or twice each weekend) as harmful, and fewer high school seniors disapproved of having one or two drinks every day. Alcohol use however, has decreased in the past five years across all three grades.

For more information: http://monitoringthefuture.org.



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