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U.S. Drug Czar and NIDA to Announce 2003 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Use


For Release December 18, 2003

SAVE-THE-DATE

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will convene a press conference, Friday, December 19, to announce the results of the 2003 Monitoring the Future Survey. The Monitoring the Future Survey, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, tracks illicit drug use and attitudes of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students. It is one of three major surveys through which HHS monitors the nation's substance abuse patterns. Information from these surveys helps identify potential drug problem areas, assesses whether federal drug prevention efforts are effective, and ensures that resources are targeted to areas of greatest need.

WHAT: Release of the 2003 Monitoring the Future Survey
WHEN: Friday, December 19, 2003
12:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Press Club
Holman Lounge
529-14th Street, N.W.
13th Floor
Washington, DC
WHO:

Featured speakers:

John P. Walters
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Karen P. Tandy
Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

Charlie G. Curie
Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D.
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Media are invited to attend. For more information or to arrange an interview, call the NIDA Press Office at 301-443-6245 or ONDCP at 202-395-6618.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and further information on NIDA research can be found on the NIDA web site at http://www.drugabuse.gov.




For more information about any item in this Release:

  • NIDA Contact:
    Blair Gately, 301-443-6245

    ONDCP Contact:
    Brian Blake, 202-395-6618

    Contacto en Español:
    Sara Rosario
    301-594-6145


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