Research + News | Topic: Drugs
Sep 17, 2021
Daily Marijuana Use Reached All-Time High Last Year Among College Students
Researchers at the University of Michigan found daily marijuana use rose to 7.9% among college students last year — an increase of 3.3% over the past five years. Read the article here.
Jan 27, 2020
College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking In States Where It’s Legal
In states where pot is legal, college kids use it more, but binge-drink less. Read the article here.
Jul 10, 2017
The Surprising Effect Of Marijuana Legalization On College Students
After Oregon legalized the drug, its use went up—but mainly among teens who also binge-drink.
Read the article here.
Oct 12, 2016
Pot Use Rises on College Campuses, While Other Drug Use Declines
More college students are getting high on pot, and those who do smoke are getting stoned more frequently, according to the national Monitoring the Future study.
Read the article here.
Sep 14, 2015
This Is When Your College Student Is Most Likely To Experiment With Drugs
A new study pinpoints the times of the year when college students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time. Read the article here.
Dec 9, 2014
Monitoring the Future – National Survey Results on Drug Use 2013: College Students
The latest research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at The National Institutes of Health. Download the report here.
Jun 3, 2013
Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs
PsychCentral reports on a University of Michigan poll: “As students prepare for final exams, some will turn to a prescription amphetamine or other stimulant to gain an academic edge. Yet a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13 to 17 years old believes that their teen has used a study drug.”
Read the full report here.
Jan 2, 2013
Steroids Loom In NCAA Football
An investigation by The Associated Press – based on dozens of interviews with players, testers, dealers and experts and an analysis of weight records for more than 61,000 players – revealed that while those running the multibillion-dollar sport believe the problem is under control, that is hardly the case.
Read an article about the investigation from The Huffington Post here.
Nov 1, 2012
Families Who Eat Together Are Better Off
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) teens who eat family dinners at least five times per week report better relationships with their parents, less drug and alcohol use, less smoking, more frequent attendance at religious services and lower levels of stress than teens who have family dinners less than three times a week.
Read an article about the report here.
Read the full report from CASA Columbia here.