|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Contacto en Espaņol:
Sara Rosario Wilson
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.
||Release of the 2005 Monitoring the Future Survey
||Monday, December 19, 2005
|| First Amendment Room
National Press Club
529-14th Street, N.W.
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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Human Services. It is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical, and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments,
and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its
programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.