An Analysis of Club Drug Trends Among ADAM Arrestees

Phyllis J. Newton, Justice Studies, Inc.
Candace M. Johnson, Justice Studies, Inc.

Abuse of synthetic drugs, including those commonly known as club drugs, has risen dramatically in many communities throughout the United Sttes. While ADAM data collection has covered the use of methamphetamine for several years, its coverage of other club drugs (such as ecstasy, MDMA, LSD, PCP, hallucinogens, Rohypnol) has been less standard. However, uncoded drug data, as well as urinalysis data, include a wealth of information not consistently analyzed to date. This study will investigate the use and trends of various club drugs nationally and regionally among ADAM arrestees from 1999 through 2002 as indicated by self-report for the last year and last two days, as well as results from urinalysis.

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