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In 1996, 22 percent of high school seniors smoked cigarettes every day. But today, less than 5 percent do. See how teen substance use has changed over time with the latest Monitoring the Future survey results on the NIDA Drugs & Health Blog.
The percentage of teens who are smoking and drinking is dropping, and that’s great news for teens’ health!
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NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discusses the release of the 42nd annual Monitoring the Future survey today, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among teens nationwide. Interested in learning more? Check out more #MTF2016 results:
The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world.
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Many people think drug #addiction, tolerance, and dependence are the same thing, but they’re not. Each term means something different about how drugs affect a person’s brain and body. Learn the difference on the Drugs & Health Blog.
Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different.
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New data coming on 12/13: teen drug and attitudes. Follow @NIDAnews tomorrow for a live conversation on the latest trends 12/13 at 11 am EST. #MTF2016
2016 Monitoring the Future Survey - These results will be released on December 13 at 12:01 a.m. A teleconference to discuss the results will be held that day from 11-12 p.m. EST. Details to come. National Institute on Drug Abuse to discuss results of 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey WHAT: Teleconference to discuss the 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey results WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST WHERE: Reporters only...
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