Monitoring the Future

  1. December 15, 2022

    Nicotine vaping now a top form of teen substance use

    Nicotine vaping is one of the most common types of substance use for teenagers in 2022, according to results from a national study released Dec. 15.

  2. August 22, 2022

    Young adult marijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high

    Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19 to 30 years old increased significantly in 2021 compared with five and 10 years ago, according to the Monitoring the Future panel study.

  3. April 4, 2022

    Study looks at long-term severe substance use disorder

    New U-M research finds the majority of 18-year-olds with severe substance use disorder symptoms who were followed over 32 years still had multiple substance use disorder symptoms as adults.

  4. March 30, 2022

    Alcohol users drank more often early in pandemic

    A new U-M study shows that the frequency of drinking went up among those who used alcohol, even though the overall prevalence of drinking went down during the early months of the pandemic.

  5. March 28, 2022

    E-cigarettes linked to more failed attempts to quit nicotine

    The number of adolescents who have attempted to quit e-cigarettes and failed has grown with the rapid increase of teen e-cigarette use in the past five years, according to a study by U-M researchers. 

  6. 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.

  7. November 11, 2021

    Young adults report fewer sexual partners, higher abstention rate

    A number of behaviors in younger adults that increase risk for the transmission of HIV/AIDS have declined or changed between 2010 and 2020, according to the national Monitoring the Future study.

  8. 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.

  9. December 3, 2020

    Teen smoking, tobacco use drops as e-cig use grows

    Despite the increase in use of e-cigarettes among adolescents, cigarette and smokeless tobacco prevalence declined more rapidly between 2012 and 2019 than in previous periods, according to a new U-M study.

  10. 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.