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NCJ Number: 212537 Find in a Library
Title: NSDUH Report: Substance Abuse or Dependence in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Areas, 2004 Update
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: October 7, 2005
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rm 7-1044
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on substance abuse or dependence among persons 12 years old or older in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas for the years 2002, 2003, and 2004, based on the findings of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
Abstract: The NSDUH asks persons ages 12 or older to report on their use of alcohol and illicit drugs, as well as their symptoms of substance abuse or dependence in the past year. NSDUH defines dependence on or abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs according to criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It mentions such symptoms as withdrawal, tolerance, use in dangerous situations, trouble with the law, and interference in major obligations. NSDUH defines illicit drugs as marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type drugs used nonmedically. In 2004, 22.5 million people ages 12 or older (9.4 percent) abused or were dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs during the past year. Those who lived in metropolitan areas were more likely to abuse or be dependent on alcohol or an illicit drug during the past year than those living in nonmetropolitan areas. Males living in metropolitan areas were more likely to abuse or be dependent on alcohol or an illicit drug than males living in nonmetropolitan areas. Rates of past-year substance abuse or dependence changed little between 2002, 2003, and 2004 in either metropolitan or nonmetropolitan areas. 3 figures and 4 notes
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Demographic analysis of crime; Rural urban comparisons; Trend analysis
Note: The NSDUH Report, October 7, 2005; downloaded January 4, 2006.
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