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ERIC Number: ED518662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 63
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring the Future: National Results on Adolescent Drug Use. Overview of Key Findings, 2003. NIH Publication No. 04-5506
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Substance use by American young people remains a major concern for the nation. Smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use are leading causes of morbidity and mortality, both during adolescence and across the life course. How vigorously the nation responds to teenage substance use, how accurately it identifies the substance abuse problems that are emerging, and how well it comes to understand the effectiveness of the many policy and intervention efforts largely depend on the ongoing collection of valid and reliable data. This document is designed to help provide an accurate picture of what is happening in this domain and why. Specific results by drug type are included in this document. First results from the Monitoring the Future study's 2003 nationwide survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students are given in this report. Recent trends in the use of licit and illicit drugs are emphasized. Also presented are trends in the levels of perceived risk and personal disapproval associated with each drug--which this study has shown to be particularly important in explaining trends in use--as well as trends in perceived availability of each drug. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 12; Grade 8; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
IES Cited: ED492603