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December 10, 2009

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a press conference on Monday, December 14, to announce the results of its 2009 Monitoring the Future survey. The survey, funded by NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health, tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific illicit drugs. It is one of three major polling instruments the Department of Health and Human Services uses to monitor the nation's substance abuse patterns. Information from these surveys helps identify potential drug problem areas, assess whether federal drug prevention efforts are effective, and ensure that resources are targeted to areas of greatest need.

WHAT: Release of the 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey Results

WHEN: Monday, December 14, 2009, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW. Washington, DC 20045


Featured Speakers

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

R. Gil Kerlikowske
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

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

Arvin Ahmadi
High School Senior and Survey Participant, Thomas Jefferson High School, Arlington, Virginia

Invited Speaker

Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services