Monitoring the Future: Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Johnston, L. D., O’Malley, P. M., Miech, R. A., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E., at the Institute for Social Research
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: The 2014 Monitoring the Future survey encompassed about 41,600 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in 377 secondary schools nationwide. Recent trends in the use of licit and illicit drugs are emphasized, as well as trends in the levels of perceived risk and personal disapproval associated with each drug. This project has shown these beliefs and attitudes to be particularly important in explaining trends in use. In addition, trends in the perceived availability of each drug are presented, which at times have proven important to explaining changes in usage levels.
- Synthetic Marijuana
- Methamphetamine and Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice)
- Other Narcotic Drugs, Including OxyContin and Vicodin
- Sedatives (Barbiturates)
- Ecstasy (MDMA) and Other “Club Drugs”
- Smokeless Tobacco
- Small Cigars and Tobacco Using a Hookah
- Analyze the trends in the use of various drugs among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across the United States
- Analyze the perceived risk in the use of various drugs among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across the United States
- Analyze the personal disapproval of various drugs among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across the United States
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.