Drug Use Among Among Female ande Juvenile Arrestees

Diana Noone, National Institute of Justice

ABSTRACT
Beginning in 2000, NIJ's Arrestee Drug Abuse monitoring (ADAM) program began collecting detailed informatlion about the drug, alcohol, and mental health treatment experiences of respondents from probability-based samples of arrestees in counties around the U.S. Using a sophisticated calendar-based interview design, respondents were asked whether or not during the past year they had stayed at least one night in an inpatient or residential drug or alcohol treatment program, had been admitted to an outpatient drug or alcohol treatment program, and whether or not they had stayed for at least one night in a mental health treatment program. In addition to these and other self-report questions, respondents in each county were asked to provide a urine sample for drug testing. For selected ADAM communities, this analysis looks at drug and alcohol and mental health treatment experiences of local arrestees in terms of the different drugs that are most widely used by arrestees in those communities. For respondents and communities, the relationship between the use of particular drugs or drug use practices and varying patterns of treatment experience will be considered.

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Updated 05/20/2006