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NCJ Number: NCJ 209588     Find in a Library
Title: Substance Dependence, Abuse, and Treatment of Jail Inmates, 2002
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Jennifer C. Karberg ; Doris J. James
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2005
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents data from the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails on inmates’ prior use, dependence, and abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs.
Abstract: The report also provides data on types of substance abuse treatment or other programs reported by jail inmates. It presents measures of dependence and abuse by gender, race, Hispanic origin, age, and most serious offense. The report compares the levels of prior substance abuse, dependence, abuse, and treatment by selected characteristics, such as family background, criminal record, type of substance, and offense. Tables include trends in the levels of substance use and treatment reported by jail inmates since the last national survey was conducted in 1996. Highlights include the following: in 2002, (1) 68 percent of jail inmates reported symptoms in the year before their admission to jail that met substance dependence or abuse criteria; (2) 16 percent of convicted jail inmates said that they committed their offense to get money for drugs; and (3) 63 percent of inmates who met substance dependence or abuse criteria had participated in substance treatment or other programs. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Surveys ; Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Inmate characteristics
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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