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2021 Monitoring the Future Survey outcomes released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan conducts an annual survey completed by students in grades 8, 10 and 12. A subset of that group is tracked through adulthood. Their headline finding of the Monitoring the Future survey this year was that marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults 19 to 30 years old reached all-time high in 2021. 
 
Other key findings for young adults from the press release include:

    Getting Candid toolkit aids

    Conversations with youth about health behaviors, especially substance use, can be challenging for even the most experienced providers. With increasing need and concern about youth substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing created a comprehensive toolkit and message guide about substance use prevention.

    NEW! Underage Drinking Prevention Resources by SAMHSA

    A wealth of new and updated underage and young adult problem drinking prevention materials are available to download!

    For teens and preteens:

    New publications released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration focused on pregnant women and young adults

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released the following publications:

    Register now for a 2019 Communities Talk planning stipend

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering colleges, universities, and local organizations a limited number of $750 stipends to help cover the cost of planning and holding an underage drinking prevention event as part of the Communities Talk initiative. Communities Talk events provide an environment for open conversations among youth, students, parents, and community stakeholders about the importance of preventing underage drinking.

    2018 Monitoring the Future Survey findings released

    The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan issued a press release on results from the 2018 Monitoring the Future study.  Increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 were the largest

    Driving under the influence prevention resource

    Each day in America, 29 people die in a crash involving drinking and driving. Although the causes of the problem are complex, these deaths are preventable. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a new digital resource, based on a recent report, highlights evidence-based and promising policies, programs, and systems changes to accelerate national progress in reducing deaths from drinking and driving.

    Percentage of teens who drink decreased by one-third in past decade

    Prevention works! The most recent Monitoring of the Future data shows decrease in the percentage of teens who drink. Read more here.

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