The NIDA Blog Team
December 8 2014

We’re kicking off our new VINE videos with the much-anticipated results of our Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey of 8th, 10th and 12th graders.

Every year in mid-December NIDA announces the new MTF information—-this is our survey of more than 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders. Scientists go to more than 400 schools and ask teens to fill out an anonymous survey in their classrooms.   The VINE video shows an interesting statistic from our 2013 MTF survey on marijuana use by teens within the past year.

In addition to marijuana, MTF looks at alcohol and tobacco use, prescription drug abuse, illicit drug abuse, attitudes about drug use, and this year, for the first time, e-cigarette use.

What will the survey show this year?  Keep an eye out for our new blog post the week of December 15th where we will take a look at what the most recent data has to stay about teen drug use in America.  

Tell us in the Comments:  What kind of vine videos would you like to see NIDA do?

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