Monitoring the Future

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Since 1975 the MTF survey has measured drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. A nationally representative sample of survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. The survey is funded by the NIDA, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and conducted by the University of Michigan.

Results from the Survey are released each fall. To get the latest information, check the links below. Note: The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the NIH.

Previous Monitoring the Future Surveys

2021 Monitoring the Future Survey

2020 Monitoring the Future Survey
On December 15, 2020, the National Institute on Drug Abuse announced new data from the annual Monitoring the Future study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. On December 16, a data processing error was found. This error misrepresented the scope of the decreases in daily or near-daily vaping of nicotine, marijuana, and just flavoring. NIDA’s materials were updated on December 17 to reflect the correct data.

2019 Monitoring the Future Survey

NIDA Deputy Director Dr. Wilson Compton describes the history of the Monitoring the Future Survey

2018 Monitoring the Future Survey

2018 Monitoring the Future Survey

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Archived Monitoring the Future Surveys

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