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NCJ Number: 171432 Find in a Library
Title: ADAM: Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring, Formerly the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Program
Author(s): A Caldwell; S Pennell
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: San Diego Assoc of Governments (SANDAG)
San Diego, CA 92101
Sale Source: San Diego Assoc of Governments (SANDAG)
401 B Street
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The San Diego Association of Governments has administered the Drug Use Forecasting Program for 10 years; adult men and women, as well as juvenile males, are interviewed quarterly in county detention facilities.
Abstract: Program findings for 1996 and the first half of 1997 indicated drug use in the arrestee population declined during the latter part of 1996 but rose in the first half of 1997. Juvenile drug use increased to 64 percent in the first quarter of 1997. Marijuana continued to be the most frequently used by young people, with 50 percent testing positive during the first half of 1997. About 12 percent of young people were arrested for drug and alcohol offenses, 35 percent were arrested for violent crimes, and 27 percent were arrested for property crimes. Juvenile self- reported drug use in 1996 indicated 80 percent had used tobacco, 93 percent had used alcohol, 13 percent had smoked crack, 40 percent had used methamphetamines, 14 percent had used phencyclidine (PCP), and 7 percent had used heroin. Overall, cocaine and heroin use continued to decline among all populations, while methamphetamine use appeared to be rising. About half of methamphetamine users were white and over 31 years of age. Adult and juvenile methamphetamine users differed with respect to how the drug was ingested. Most juveniles reported smoking methamphetamine, whereas almost half of adults snorted the drug. Additional data on drug use in the San Diego region is provided in three appendixes. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Drug Use Forecasting system
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; California; Cocaine; Crack; Drug abuse; Drug statistics; Heroin; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile offenders; Marijuana; PCP (phencyclidine hydrochloride); Self reported crimes; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking; Violent juvenile offenders
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