NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, MD on 2011 Monitoring the Future Results


 

NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, MD on 2011 Monitoring the Future Results – Since 1975 the MTF survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. Overall, 46733 students from 400 public and private schools in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades participated in this year’s survey. The survey is funded by the NIDA, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and conducted by the University of Michigan. This video can also be viewed at: www.drugabuse.gov Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: newmedia.hhs.gov

 

Medical professionals say prescription drug abuse on rise in Abilene

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse said 11 percent of young people ages 12 to 25 used prescription drugs non-medically within the last year. Medical professionals in Abilene said they are concerned by the alarming number of people abusing …
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Legal marijuana: Mistake in the making?

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But some experts — including the National Institute on Drug Abuse – say it's uncertain if marijuana causes permanent effects, although short-term effects are clearly documented. Another aspect: States' rights. The Justice Department says it may step …
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