National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1995: College students and young adults

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National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 1996 - College students - 216 pages
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To better understand the risk for U.S. youth substance abuse, the results of all the follow-up surveys of the graduating high school classes of 1976 through 1994--taken from the Monitoring the Future study of young adults, ages 19-32 years old--is presented here. The report serves a social monitoring function, in which levels and trends in certain behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and conditions in this population are accurately assessed. It includes trend data for the high school senior population, as well as for college students--an important subset of the young adult population for which very little nationally representative data exists. After outlining study design and procedures, the findings are presented in six chapters: (1) "Prevalence of Drug Use among Young Adults," (2)"Trends in Drug Use among Young Adults," (3) "Attitudes and Beliefs about Drugs among Young Adults," (4) "The Social Milieu for Young Adults," (5) "Prevalence of Drug Use among College Students," and (6) "Trends in Drug Use among College Students." Overall, it was found that there were appreciable declines in the use of a number of the illicit drugs among high school seniors, with the largest declines evident among American college students and young adults. (RJM)

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Introduction to Volume I
Overview of Key Findings
Study Design and Procedures

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