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National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2017

December 14th, 2017

Tables summarizing estimates for the drugs discussed below, as well as additional drugs, are here: https://goo.gl/w78A5e. The findings summarized here will be published by the end of April in a forthcoming volume. Marijuana Use Edges Upward ANN ARBOR—Marijuana use among…

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National study shows marijuana use among U.S. college students at highest level in three decades

September 8th, 2017

Marijuana use among U.S. college students in 2016 was at the highest level seen in past three decades, according to the most recent findings from the national Monitoring the Future Follow-up study. College student marijuana use has been showing a…

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Kids and high-intensity drinking

September 6th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—About 2 percent of kids 14 to 16 years old report high-intensity drinking—drinking 10 or more drinks in a row—in the last two weeks, according to a University of Michigan study. The study is the first to report the…

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Teen vaping “one way bridge” to future smoking

February 7th, 2017

Teen vapers may become “desensitized” to cigarette smoking health risks Teen vaping acts as a “one way bridge” to future smoking among those who have never smoked before, and may not stop those who have smoked before from returning to…

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Teen use of any illicit drug other than marijuana at new low, same true for alcohol

December 13th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed. But University of Michigan researchers cautioned that while these developments are “trending in…

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Vaping, hookah use by US teens declines for first time

December 13th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Teens are lighting up less often when it comes to e-cigarettes and hookahs. A new study finds that the percentage of U.S. teens who vape declined in 2016—the first significant reversal of a rapid rise in adolescent vaping. The…

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Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use

September 23rd, 2016

ANN ARBOR—American youths in 10th grade have a high illicit drug use compared to their European counterparts, but have among the lowest rates of drinking and smoking, according to a new study. A 2015 survey of 15- and 16-year-olds in…

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Marijuana use remains on the rise among US college students, but narcotic drug use declines

September 8th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—The one drug that stands out as still increasing among college students is marijuana. According to the most recent national Monitoring the Future study, college student marijuana use continues its decade-long increase. The tables and figures associated with this…

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New trends in teen smoking, e-cigarettes in 2015

December 16th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—This year’s Monitoring the Future study, conducted by University of Michigan Institute for Social Research researchers, revealed three significant findings related to teen smoking and inhaling. They are: Teen cigarette use drops to historic lows in 2015 Cigarillo use…

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Use of ecstasy, heroin, synthetic marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes declined among US teens in 2015

December 16th, 2015

ANN ARBOR—The results from the latest national survey in the Monitoring the Future series on use of licit and illicit drugs by American teenagers show that some important improvements are taking place. The use of both alcohol and cigarettes reached…