skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 202252 Find in a Library
Title: Antigua and Barbuda Drug Information System Annual National Report 2002
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20500
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents information on the demand, prevention, supply, and control of illicit drugs on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
Abstract: A National Drug Prevalence Survey was conducted among students attending schools, training projects, and colleges. A total of 23 governmental schools participated in the survey, of which 14 were primary and 9 were secondary. A total of 1,714 students participated in the survey with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent males and 54.8 percent females. A total of 12.9 percent of the students reported that they have ever tried an illicit drug in their lifetime. The ages at which they first experimented with illicit drugs were 12 years (25.2 percent), 11 years (13 percent), and 13 years (9.5 percent). The only treatment and rehabilitation center in Antigua is the Crossroads Center, which opened in 1998. The facility provides services to men and women over the age of 18 that are experiencing problems related to alcohol and/or drug use. The mission is to provide treatment and education to the chemically dependent person, their families, and significant others. The treatment is provided through residential care, family program, aftercare program, and halfway house services. Crossroads provides a prevention program entitled “Breaking the Cycle” aimed at all third grade public and private school students. By virtue of its geographical location and significant sea and air traffic, Antigua and its territorial waters are perceived as conduits and transshipment sites for the international drug trade, which in turn facilitates a local supply of illegal drugs. Antigua and Barbuda are not sources of cocaine or cannabis. The small economy and limited financial resources place constraints on the governments’ capability to maintain effective patrol and interdiction of illicit traffic through its territorial waters. There is some reliance on assistance from larger, friendly nations that have the capacity to assist. The Immigration Department, Customs Department, Coast Guard, and Office of National Drug Control Policy are all involved with the control of persons, cargo, aircraft, and sagging vessels moving through ports of entry and territorial waters. 1 table, 1 figure, appendix
Main Term(s): Antigua; Drug information
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug prevention programs; Drug sources; Drug treatment
Note: Downloaded September 29, 2003.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.