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NCJ Number: 40789 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: INCIDENCE OF DRUG USE AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS IN TWO SMALL TOWNS - A COMMUNITY SURVEY
Journal: BULLETIN ON NARCOTICS  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1976)  Pages:17-25
Author(s): L H BOWKER
Corporate Author: United Nations Publications
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: 1-D20 00931-01
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESEARCH EMPLOYING A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY ON SMALL TOWN DRUG USE IN A RURAL SETTING.
Abstract: THE ARTICLE REPORTS THE RESULTS OF A 1974 DRUG SURVEY IN TWO RURAL MUNICIPALITIES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. DRUG USE IN THESE TOWNS WAS FOUND TO BE SIMILAR TO DRUG USE IN URBAN AREAS. IT APPEARS THAT TOWNS OF 2,500 TO 50,000 PERSONS HAVE BEEN ABSORBED INTO THE NATIONAL DRUG CULTURE, WHILE ONLY FARMERS AND PEOPLE LIVING IN VERY SMALL TOWNS STILL EXPERIENCE RELATIVELY LOW RATES OF DRUG USE. OTHER FINDINGS INCLUDE ATTITUDES TOWARD AND NEEDS MET BY DRUG USE, AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUG USE AND AGE, SEX, AND GENERAL HEALTH. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug use; Research; Rural area studies; Sampling; Surveys
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