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NCJ Number: 204915 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use in Calvert County: Overview
Journal: DEWS County Snapshot  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:April 2003  Pages:1-4
Corporate Author: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
United States of America
Date Published: April 2003
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document discusses drug use trends in Calvert County, MD, from 1998 to 2002.
Abstract: Nearly 60 percent of 12th graders drank alcohol in the past month. Seven out of 10 youths entering drug treatment in the county mentioned alcohol as a substance of abuse. Marijuana remained the substance most frequently cited as a problem by youths entering treatment. Marijuana was often laced with drugs like heroin, LSD, PCP, and cocaine. Ecstasy was described as easily accessible, but the level of use is questionable. Youthful offenders described two new drug combinations: ecstasy mixed with mushrooms and mushrooms in chocolate bars. Approximately one-quarter of high school seniors reported using LSD at least once. OxyContin and other prescription drugs have become increasingly popular among juvenile offenders. Pills are reportedly obtained through friends, “doctor shopping,” or by printing prescriptions with a computer. Current use of designer drugs and LSD by high school seniors was higher than use reported statewide. Although combined adult and juvenile PCP mentions on admission to treatment decreased 25 percent between fiscal years 1998 and 2002, PCP mentions increased from 30 to 41 between fiscal years 2000 and 2001. Youth offenders reported using code words, such as the names of various types of candy, or even the word “spinach” to conceal their drug discussions. List of treatment and prevention sources
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Maryland
Index Term(s): Drug statistics; Drug testing; Drug use; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile drug treatment; Underage Drinking
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