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  NCJ Number: NCJ 181426   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Annual Report on Drug Use Among Adult and Juvenile Arrestees, 1999
  Document URL: PDF PDF (Adult Findings) PDF (Juvenile Findings) 
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 2000
  Page Count: 103
  Annotation: This report provides an overview of 1999 ADAM (Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring) Program findings and detailed site-by-site tables on drug use among booked arrestees.
  Abstract: In 1999, the ADAM Program collected data from more than 30,000 adult male arrestees in 34 sites and from more than 10,000 adult female arrestees in 32 sites. Additionally, data were collected from more than 2,500 juvenile male detainees in nine sites and more than 400 juvenile female detainees in six sites. The level of recent drug use among 1999 ADAM arrestees was substantial. Every site reported that at least 50 percent of adult male arrestees tested positive for at least one drug. These consistently high percentages of overall use mask differences in trends for specific drugs and in specific segments of the arrestee population. In 27 of the 34 sites, more than 60 percent of the adult male arrestees tested positive for the presence of at least one of the NIDA-5 drugs, ranging from 50 percent in San Antonio to 77 percent in Atlanta. For female adult arrestees, the median rate for use of any drug was 67 percent compared to 64 percent in 1998. Among adult males, marijuana was the drug most often detected in 24 of the 34 reporting sites, and cocaine was the drug most likely to be detected in the other 10 sites. Among adult females arrestees, cocaine was the drug most often detected in 25 of 32 sites. In the remaining sites, marijuana was the most frequently detected drug (four sites) followed by methamphetamine (three sites). Multiple drug use was evident among arrestees in some of the ADAM sites. Extensive tabular and graphic data
  Main Term(s): Drug information
  Index Term(s): Offenders ; Drug use ; Drug testing ; Juvenile offenders
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  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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