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Teleconference scheduled for 2013 Monitoring the Future results

MEDIA ADVISORY

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan and National Institute on Drug Abuse will release the 2013 Monitoring the Future survey results during a 10 a.m. Dec. 18 teleconference.

This year's announcement will focus on attitudes about and prevalence of marijuana use, as well as abuse of synthetic drugs, prescription medications and tobacco.

Featured speakers include: principal investigator Lloyd Johnston of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research; R. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

To dial into the teleconference, call (888) 790-1833. The participant passcode is 7466804.

Monitoring the Future has been funded under a series of competing, investigator-initiated research grants from NIDA, one of the National Institutes of Health. The investigators are all professors at the U-M's Institute for Social Research.

Surveys of nationally representative samples of American high school seniors were begun in 1975, making the class of 2013 the 39th such class surveyed. The current samples, which total 41,675 students located in 389 secondary schools, are drawn separately at each grade level to be representative of students in that grade in public and private secondary schools across the coterminous United States.

 

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