Navigation Links
Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America on the Release of the 2007 Monitoring the Future Study
Date:12/11/2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are encouraged by the positive results of the 2007 Monitoring the Future study (MTF) released today in Washington, D.C., showing promising strides in the right direction with significant declines in overall teen drug use. These decreases are part of a larger trend for all measured age groups marking steady long-term reductions in youth drug use over the past six years (2001-2007).

MTF, now in its 33rd year, is an independent study among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

According to MTF, since 2001, overall teen drug use is down a sharp 24 percent (19.4 percent vs. 14.8 percent); teen use of marijuana is down 25 percent (16.6 percent vs. 12.4 percent); Ecstasy use is down by more than half (54 percent) and steroid use is down 33 percent (0.9 percent vs. 0.6 percent). Teen use of alcohol and cigarettes is also down significantly during in the 2001-2007 time period. Teen alcohol use is down 15 percent (35.5 percent vs. 30.1 percent); cigarette use is down 33 percent (20.2 percent vs. 13.6 percent).

"There are 860,000 fewer young people using drugs today than there were in 2001," said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of the Partnership. "This is very encouraging news and while the current MTF study underscores real progress and reason for hope in reducing the demand for drugs among teens, the data demand continued vigilance and the attention of all in the prevention field. Educating youth about the dangers of drugs and childhood drinking is an on-going job; a job that parents, caregivers, schools, government, the media, and members of the community must all continue to do together."

Since 1998 the Partnership and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) have collaborated on a national multi-platform education campaign
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones-Thompson Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements in Two Separate Federal Criminal Investigations
2. Statement of Eli Lilly and Company on Dr. David Egilman Settlement:
3. Takeda statement on ACTOS meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
4. Takeda Statement on ACTOS(R) (Pioglitazone HCl) Meta-Analysis Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
5. Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
6. Statement by Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr.
7. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
8. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
9. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
10. Statement on House/Senate Agreement on SCHIP Legislation
11. Statement from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... Limbkeepers® announced today that they will ... Ed Begley Jr, airing 1st QTR 2015 via Discovery ... episode, Innovations will focus on Limbkeepers® non compression knit ... skin on arms, hands, and legs from abrasion, skin ... products, which help reduce injuries, allow for continued daily ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who ... their findings are cause for concern. The ... are raised for human consumption contribute to the ... according to background information from the study. ... sicken about 2 million people and kill about ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- October,s shorter, darker days can ... disorder, according to an expert. People affected ... overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting ... to suicide, said Dr. Angelos Halaris, a professor in ... University Chicago Stitch School of Medicine. "Seasonal affective ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Medical Solutions , the nation’s ... announce that our co-founder and CFO, Scott Anderson, ... 100 for 2014. Anderson was also named to ... in the staffing industry,” in 2013.     , Under ... staffing company in the U.S., was named a ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- The United States is now mandating that ... West Africa land at one of five airports ... virus. In a statement released Tuesday, Homeland ... of air passengers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ... airports -- New York City,s Kennedy International Airport, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Upcoming Episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature Limbkeepers® 2Health News:Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern 2Health News:Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 3Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3
... CLEMENS, Mich., Nov. 25 Two more H1N1 vaccine clinics have ... Macomb County Health Department announced today. They are being offered at ... in Sterling Heights. , The Dec. 3 clinic will be held ... from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The thimerosol-free version of the ...
... Fla., Nov. 25 Daniel Touizer, CEO of Ci n ... guaranteed issue health insurance benefit programs, is concerned that the labor department,s recently ... job and unlikely to have health insurance. , "True unemployment ... highest rate in over 20 years," says Dani e ...
... and Spanish . Researchers from the ... ocular diseases that are very common today, such as age-related macular ... had never before been used for this purpose. Scientists from ... affected by one of these two pathologies, finding a greater amount ...
... available in French . Montreal, November 25, ... marketplace, thanks to a new partnership between Gestion Univalor, ... privately owned technology company based in Montreal. Univalor, ... its affiliated institutions, and CSI have announced the signature ...
... Discovery in fruit fly study may lead to new drugs ... -- Sphingadienes, natural lipid molecules found in soy, could become ... have found. , The findings are preliminary, but the ... soy seems to provide protection against colon cancer. , In ...
... experts offer waistline-friendly ways to enjoy festive feasting , WEDNESDAY, ... holiday smorgasbord from Thanksgiving to New Year,s, but are already ... come Jan. 1, help is at hand. , It,s possible, ... make it to 2010 weighing the same as you do ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Macomb County Health Department Schedules Two More H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics Dec. 3 and 5 2Health News:Cinergy Health Commentary on Health Care for the Unemployed 2Health News:Achieve early diagnosis of ocular pathologies such as keratitis and macular degeneration 2Health News:Univalor and Cognitive Sensing Inc. to commercialize 4 University of Montreal discoveries 2Health News:Natural Soy Component May Help Treat Colon Cancer 2Health News:Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds 2Health News:Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... RPh, of Vernak Farms Pharmacy in Skaneateles, ... Roentsch Scholarship by the Professional Compounding Centers of America ... during PCCA,s International Seminar, held October 8-10, ... pharmacist and PCCA member who embodies the innovative and ... pharmacist in the compounding community. George ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 AVACEN Medical announced today that its ... OTC clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. ... over the Internet for: the temporary relief of ... strains and sprains . Logo - ... $2495) is a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , October 22, 2014 ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on ... reported positive top-line clinical results from its Phase ... oral insulin capsules, to treat type 1 diabetes. The ... States under a U.S. Food and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PCCA Awards Charlene Vernak, RPh, the George Roentsch Scholarship 2AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Data from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Data from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 3Oramed Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Data from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: