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NCJ Number: 202387 Find in a Library
Title: Bahamas Drug Information System Annual National Report, 2001
Corporate Author: Bahamas Ministry of Health
Health Information and Research Division
Bahamas
Date Published: March 2003
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Bahamas Ministry of Health
Nassau, Bahamas
Sale Source: Bahamas Ministry of Health
Health Information and Research Division
P.O. Box N-392
Nassau,
Bahamas
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.undcp.org 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: Bahamas
Annotation: This report presents information and data on drug consumption, as well as an overview of the drug situation and trends in the Bahamas in 2001.
Abstract: This 2001 annual report represents the Bahamas attempt and need for a national drug information network which is supported by personnel involved in the collection, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of drug-related information with the formulation of the Bahamas Drug Information Network. Information is provided on the drug consumption in the Bahamas and an overview of the drug situation and trends which includes a synopsis of illicit supply and control of drugs, drug use and abuse, treatment and rehabilitation, morbidity and mortality, and specific drugs which include cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs. The drug situation in the Bahamas is summarized by the following: (1) supply reduction efforts continue to be effective with significant seizures and corresponding arrests; (2) cocaine seizures have decreased; (3) the trafficking of marijuana is on the rise; (4) positive results are occurring with the passing of new laws on money laundering and asset seizure; (5) approximately three-fourths (78 percent) of all arrests were due to the possession of marijuana; (6) the number of drug convictions in the 2001 calendar year was very small when compared to the number of charges brought; and (7) cocaine use for 2001 remains at previous levels with problems driven primarily by chronic abusers of crack. Recommendations highlighting the need for the establishment and continued development of a National Drug Information Network include: (1) to oversee the collection and processing of drug-related information; (2) the evaluations of programs to determine if goals and objectives are being met; and (3) to conduct prevalence studies. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Bahamas, The; Drug abuse; Drug manufacturing; Drug prevention programs; Drug testing; Drug use
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