drug use

  1. December 14, 2023

    Teen drug use remains below pre-pandemic levels

    The percentage of teenagers reporting they used any illicit substances in 2023 held steady below the pre-pandemic levels reported in 2020, according to the Monitoring the Future survey.

  2. April 14, 2023

    U-M, MSU, WSU partner with state to aid opioid abatement

    Michigan’s three largest public research universities, including U-M, will work together to offer local governments help in developing abatement strategies to address the ongoing opioid epidemic.

  3. December 15, 2021

    Teen use of illicit drugs decreased in ’21 amid pandemic

    Declines in adolescent use of illicit drugs reported in 2021 were the largest and most sweeping recorded in the past 46 years, according to the Monitoring the Future study.

  4. September 9, 2021

    U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use

    Daily marijuana use among U.S. college students increased in 2020 to an all-time high over the past four decades, according to U-M’s annual national Monitoring the Future panel study.

  5. September 15, 2020

    Dramatic increases in vaping marijuana, nicotine among young adults

    Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine have increased dramatically among 19- to 22-year-olds, both more than doubling between 2017 and 2019, according to U-M’s annual national Monitoring the Future Panel Study.

  6. April 25, 2020

    Study explores COVID-19 anxiety, depression, substance use

    Orders to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic have led to more adults consuming alcohol and drugs to cope with stress, says a new U-M study that tracked behaviors after the pandemic started.

  7. September 16, 2019

    Prescription drug misuse related to later substance use disorders

    A new University of Michigan study shows the frequency and age at which older teens and young adults misuse prescription drugs are two predictors of substance use disorders later in life, especially alcohol misuse.

  8. September 5, 2019

    Marijuana use among U.S. college students hits 35-year high

    College students’ use of marijuana in 2018 was at the highest level seen in the past three-and-a-half decades, according to findings in U-M’s annual national Monitoring the Future study.

  9. December 13, 2016

    Teen use of illicit drugs besides marijuana at new low; same for alcohol

    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 by U-M shows.

  10. December 16, 2015

    Teen use of ecstasy, heroin, synthetic marijuana, alcohol declines

    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.