binge drinking http://michiganradio.org en Latest survey tells us how many of our teens actually smoke, drink, and take drugs http://michiganradio.org/post/latest-survey-tells-us-how-many-our-teens-actually-smoke-drink-and-take-drugs <p>How many of our teens actually smoke, drink, and take drugs? And what kinds of drugs and tobacco products are they using?</p><p>That's what the University of Michigan and the National Institute on Drug Abuse seek to learn in their annual surveys of 40,000 to 50,000 teens in grades 8, 10, and 12.</p><p>The latest Monitoring The Future survey was released today.</p><p>Lloyd Johnston, the principal investigator for the project, joined us today. He’s with the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:34:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 15754 at http://michiganradio.org Latest survey tells us how many of our teens actually smoke, drink, and take drugs A new report says Michiganders need to improve their healthy habits http://michiganradio.org/post/new-report-says-michiganders-need-improve-their-healthy-habits <p>Michigan is getting poor marks in a new national health survey.</p><p>For 24 years, the United Health Foundation has looked at the healthy or unhealthy habits of Americans. &nbsp;</p><p>According to<a href="http://www.americashealthrankings.org/embargomedia"> the American Health Rankings</a> out today, nationally fewer people are smoking and more people are exercising. The national obesity rate held steady, which is the first time since 1998 that the survey didn’t record an increase.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15636 at http://michiganradio.org A new report says Michiganders need to improve their healthy habits