ERIC Number: ED443066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Future National Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings, 1999.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.
This booklet presents an overview of the findings pertaining to eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade students from the 1999 Monitoring the Future Study. This overview focuses on recent trends in the use of various licit and illicit drugs. It also examines trends in the levels of perceived risk and personal disapproval associated with each drug, which this study has shown to be important in explaining trends in use. The first section of findings presents trends in the overall proportions of students at each grade level reporting illicit drug use of any kind. A separate section is then presented for each class of drugs. These classes are: marijuana; inhalants; LSD; cocaine; crack cocaine; amphetamines; methamphetamine and ice; heroin, tranquilizers; barbiturates; club drugs--rohypnol and ecstasy; alcohol; cigarettes; and steroids. These sections contain graphs showing tends in past-year use and trends in perceived risk, disapproval, and perceived availability. The statistics underlying the trend lines contained in these graphs are given in the tables at the end of the report. These tables contain data on lifetime prevalence, thirty-day prevalence, and daily prevalence. They also indicate, for each prevalence period, which one-year changes are statistically significant. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cocaine, Drinking, Drug Use, Heroin, Inhalants, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Marijuana, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sedatives, Smoking, Trend Analysis
Monitoring the Future, Inst. For Social Research, Univ. of Michigan, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.