“Mock Teen Bedrooms” are interactive and educational displays that illustrate:
• trends in adolescent substance use and related devices
• the warning signs of substance use
• household items that may not typically be associated with substance use
• how to best address these challenges
This display, presented either virtually or in person, is frequently accompanied by our “Parenting On Your Feet” program. The Mock Teen Bedroom provides parents, guardians, educators and other caregivers increased awareness about trends in substance use, and a better understanding of how to process the discovery of substance use, and take meaningful steps to address a young person’s use.
Judy Hirsh, CFRS
Judy is the Director of Community Engagement for Be a Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, CFRS
Kim is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation
E-Cigarette use was associated with greater risk for subsequent cigarette smoking initiation and past 30-day cigarette smoking. Strong e-cigarette regulation could potentially curb use among youth and possibly limit the future population-level burden of cigarette smoking.
Studies into the argument that vaping leads to smoking cessation continue to have mixed findings. Meanwhile, studies on the health risks of vaping have different results based on whether they were funded by tobacco companies, or non-affiliated public researchers.
Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured how teens report their drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes in 12th graders nationwide; 8th and 10th graders were added to the survey in 1991.
43,703 students from 360 public and private schools participated in the 2017 survey.