Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, discusses findings from the 44th annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released December 17, 2018. The survey focuses on drug use and attitudes among America’s 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. Questionnaires given to more than 10,000 teenagers measures the use of tobacco, alcohol and traditional illicit drugs, as well as newer drug trends, including electronic cigarettes and synthetics. The MTF survey, funded by NIDA, is conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.


The Hampden-Wilbraham Partners for Youth coalition strives to implement a coordinated, comprehensive, collaborative and sustainable plan of evidence-based activities and services to prevent and reduce youth substance use and promote healthy childhood development.

drug free communities

We offer you this website to learn more about our communities’ coalition, who we are, what we do, how you can become involved and work with us to keep our children safe, healthy, and drug-free.

View a short video about our coalition, recorded after the 2016 National CADCA Leadership Forum


Parenting Perspectives Survey
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