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Full Report and Key Findings: The 2011 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation


The 23rd annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, found that past-month marijuana use – particularly heavy use – has increased significantly among U.S. high school students since 2008. 9 percent of teens (nearly 1.5 million) smoked marijuana heavily (at least 20 times) in the past month. Overall, past-month heavy marijuana use is up 80 percent among U.S. teens since 2008.

The full press release is available on our newsroom.

Download PDF: PATS Key Findings – May 2 2012


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    Sandra / June 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Isn’t it though? And elualqy disturbing is that parents feel unable to respond to this negative shift. Hopefully we can start the education / information process much earlier in elementary school and move towards helping children and their parents protect themselves from secondhand drinking and understand the risk factors that contribute to early use long before teens are actually faced with the choice. Thanks so much for your comment, Cathy.

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