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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

National Institute on Drug Abuse to announce results of 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to announce the results of its 2012 Monitoring the Future survey (MTF). The survey, funded by NIDA — part of the National Institutes of Health — tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific drugs of abuse. The 2012 MTF survey will include use of bath salts among students for the first time.

MTF is one of three major survey instruments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services uses to monitor the nationís substance abuse patterns among teens. Information from these surveys helps identify potential drug problem areas, assess whether federal drug prevention efforts are effective, and ensure that resources are targeted to areas of greatest need. For more information on the MTF survey, visit: www.drugabuse.gov/drugpages/MTF.html.

What

Release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey results

When

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
10 a.m. EST

Where

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

Media interested in participating via teleconference should use the following call-in number: 800-754-1382.

Who

Feature Speakers

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

R. Gil Kerlikowske
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Follow Monitoring the Future 2012 news on Twitter at @NIDANews, or join the conversation by using: #MTF2012.

More Information

Monitoring the Future is funded by grant #DA001411.

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.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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