Dr. Richard Miech is a co-Investigator of the NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future study. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on trends in substance use, with an emphasis on disentangling how these trends vary by age, historical period, and birth cohort membership
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.
Today’s episode is going to be an in depth look at what the Monitoring The Future Study says regarding the trends in teenage and adolescent cannabis use, including usage patterns, perception of risk and more. We also chat about the biggest risk factors associated with cannabis use, Dr. Miech’s top findings from the study, the role nicotine plays in all of this and much more.
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