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2018 Monitoring the Future Survey Results

Teens report using vaping devices in record numbers. Opioid misuse is at record lows with marijuana use remaining stable.


America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of a nationally representative sample of eighth, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide, conducted by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The annual results were announced today by the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), along with the scientists who lead the research team.

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“Don’t Hang On To Meds” Campaign for Medication Safety in King County

King County has introduced a new media campaign and resources to promote safe storage and disposal of medications as one strategy to prevent opioid misuse. The county has over 100 secure drop-boxes, thanks to the Secure Medicine Return program.

The “Don’t Hang On To Meds” campaign uses comics, social media, and text messaging to promote the reasons why it’s important to lock-up and dispose of medications. It also creates awareness of local secure medicine return drop-boxes. Versions of the campaign materials are available for posting in King County and other communities in Washington.  The campaign website offers samples of social media messages, comic panels, and posters and postcards for printing. 

Contact: Erin James,

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Webinar: Tech Support: Cyber Abuse Prevention & Response Tools for Adults Serving Youth
December 20, 2018
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Policy and Systems Change: A Framework for Successful Advocacy
King County Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program
Date: January 9, 2019
Mercer Island, WA
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NDEWS Webinar: The Electronic Cigarette Dragon: The Public Health Concern That Became a Criminal Justice Challenge
Date: January 9, 2019 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
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Webinar: Implementing SBIRT in Rural Clinics: A How-to Guide
Date: January 09, 2019 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Webinar: Living in a Cloud: Adolescent Nicotine Use
Date: January 23, 2019 @ 12:00 - 1:30 pm
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Youth Mental Health First Aid monthly training series at Seattle Children's Click Here for more information.

Archive of previous NWATTC webinars
NWATTC Upcoming Trainings in Washington

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and NW Region

Jobs in Washington: See ADAI job page.

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Also of Interest:

The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Is Accepting Applications for the 2019 Academic Year (NAADAC).

Teens Get More Sleep, Show Improved Grades and Attendance With Later School Start Time, Researchers Find (UW News).

Tobacco and Alcohol Companies Moving into the Marijuana Business (Partnership News Service).




      December 19, 2018

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