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NCJ Number: 200211 Find in a Library
Title: Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: July 2002
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2002-S0377CT-001
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US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
319 Washington Street, Fifth FL.
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report assesses the status and outlook of the drug threat to Connecticut.
Abstract: In 1999, Connecticut ranked second in the Nation for substance abuse-related treatment admissions. This is telling since Connecticut is also the Nation’s third smallest State. Cocaine represents the most prevalent threat to Connecticut, followed by heroin. Marijuana, however, remains the most easily available and commonly abused drug in the State. The report discusses the transport of illegal drugs into the State and offers an overview of gangs that are thought to sell drugs in Connecticut’s cities. The overall crime rate, demographic information about its population, and the financial impact of substance abuse on the State’s budget are also discussed. Next, the report offers five chapters on the drugs that are commonly abused in Connecticut: cocaine, heroin, marijuana, other drugs, and methamphetamine. Each chapter offers information about the drug’s prevalence of abuse in Connecticut, its availability, violent crime associated with its distribution and use, how it is produced, and how it is transported and distributed in Connecticut. Finally, the report offers an outlook of the future drug threat to Connecticut. Powdered and crack cocaine will likely continue to be a major problem in Connecticut, as will heroin. The availability and use of marijuana will likely remain at stable, high levels. On the other hand, methamphetamine production and abuse are not likely to pose a serious threat to Connecticut in the near future.
Main Term(s): Connecticut; Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug statistics; Threat assessment
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