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  NCJ Number: NCJ 172871     Find in a Library
  Title: Substance Abuse and Treatment, State and Federal Prisoners, 1997
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): C J Mumola
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents data from the 1997 Survey of Inmates in Adult State and Federal Correctional Facilities concerning prisoners' use of alcohol and illegal drugs and the substance abuse treatment they received.
  Abstract: Numeric tables present data on prior alcohol and drug abuse by type of drug, type of offense, severity of prior substance abuse, and other offender characteristics. Tables include trends in the levels of substance abuse and treatment reported by prisoners since the last national survey was conducted in 1991. Data on the incidence of various alcohol/drug-related behaviors, such as domestic disputes and driving under the influence, are also included, along with numeric tables on the prevalence of alcohol dependence, as well as the types of treatment and other substance abuse programs in prisons. Half of State inmates and one-third of Federal inmates reported committing their current offense under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, more than 80 percent of State inmates and more than 70 percent of Federal inmates reported past drug use. Moreover, since admission, one in eight State inmates received drug treatment; one in four had participated in other alcohol or drug abuse programs. Tables
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Drug-abusing inmates ; Inmate drug treatment ; Drug abuse in correctional facilities
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  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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