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NIDA Announces 2005 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Use


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, will convene a press conference on December 19, 2005 to announce the results of the 2005 Monitoring the Future Survey. The Monitoring the Future Survey, funded by NIDA, tracks illicit drug use and attitudes of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students. It is one of three major surveys through which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) monitors substance abuse patterns among middle- and high-school students. Information from these surveys helps identify potential drug problem areas among young people, assesses whether Federal drug prevention efforts are effective, and ensures that resources are targeted to areas of greatest need.

What: Release of the 2005 Monitoring the Future Survey
When: Monday, December 19, 2005, 10 a.m.
Where: First Amendment Room
National Press Club, 529-14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, DC
Who: Featured speakers:
Nora D. Volkow, M.D. — Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D. — Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
John Walters — Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Media are invited to attend. For more information or to arrange an interview, call the NIDA Press Office at 301-443-6245.

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