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Findings Released - 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey

Originally posted on December 14, 2017

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan issued a press release on results from the 2017 Monitoring the Future study.  Marijuana use among adolescents edged upward in 2017, the first significant increase in seven years. Overall, past-year use of marijuana significantly increased by 1.3% to 24% in 2017 for 8th, 10th, and 12th graders combined. Specifically, in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades the respective increases were 0.8% (to 10.1%), 1.6% (to 25.5%) and 1.5% (to 37.1%). The increase is statistically significant when all three grades are combined.

Other key findings highlighted in the press release include:

Cigarettes and Several Other Tobacco Products Decline in Use

Alcohol Use Levels, After a Long Decline

Use of Inhalants Increases among 8th graders

Heroin and Opioid Use Remains Low Among Adolescents


View the entire press release by visiting:  http://monitoringthefuture.org.//pressreleases/17drugpr.pdf.

The website for the Monitoring the Future study is:  http://monitoringthefuture.org/.

The annual Monitoring the Future study is now in its 43rd year. About 45,000 students in some 380 public and private secondary schools have been surveyed each year in this U.S. national study, designed and conducted by research scientists at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Students in grades 8, 10 and 12 are surveyed.