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NCJ Number: 204914 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use in Montgomery County
Journal: DEWS County Snapshot  Volume:2  Issue:5  Dated:June 2003  Pages:1-4
Corporate Author: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
United States of America
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document discusses drug use statistics for Montgomery County, MD, from 1998 to 2002.
Abstract: Juveniles reporting abuse of hallucinogens on admission to treatment decreased from 13 percent in fiscal year 1998 (and 9 percent in 2001) to 6 percent in 2002. Overdose death data reveal that 13 adult residents died of drug overdoses in 2002, a decrease of 9 from 2001. Nearly half of these deaths were narcotics-related, down from 70 percent in 2001 and 2000. The substances most frequently mentioned by adults admitted to treatment in fiscal year 2002 were alcohol (78 percent), cocaine (33 percent), marijuana (30 percent), and heroin (11 percent). Seven percent of adults cited other opiates. More juveniles entering treatment mentioned marijuana (95 percent) as a substance of abuse than alcohol (74 percent). More than one-fourth of high school seniors admitted to binge drinking within the past 30 days. OxyContin and Percocet are popular in the county. Youths reported OxyContin as increasingly popular because it is considered a "cleaner form of heroin." One out of every 10 persons admitted to treatment in fiscal year 2002 cited heroin as a substance of abuse. Opiate abuse was found primarily among adults. The number of hallucinogen mentions by juveniles decreased from 13 percent in fiscal year 1998 to 6 percent in fiscal year 2002. Youths also reported on the use and availability of dippers, cigarettes or marijuana joints dipped in embalming fluid before being smoked.
Main Term(s): Drug use; Maryland
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Drug statistics; Prescription drugs; Underage Drinking
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