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NCJ Number: 120267 Find in a Library
Title: Indicators of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trends
Corporate Author: California Dept of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Statistics and Analytical Studies Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Sacramento, CA 95814
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report illustrates the extent and costs of alcohol and drug problems and current trends in California.
Abstract: Some 4 to 6 million Californians over the age of 14 drink an alcoholic beverage at least once a week, making alcohol the State's most widely used drug. In 1987, its per capita alcohol consumption figure (38.8 gallons of beer, wine, and distilled spirits) was 20 percent higher than the national average. In the same year, 4,443 alcohol-drug emergencies were reported by sampled hospitals in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego areas alone. The alcohol and drug abuse problem costs California an estimated $17.7 billion annually, or $631 per individual. 13 tables, 21 graphs.
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse
Index Term(s): California; Trend analysis
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