ERIC Number: ED237843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Demographic Trends and Drug Abuse, 1980-1995. NIDA Research Monograph 35.
Richards, Louise G., Ed.
This research monograph, written for community officials and planners of drug abuse prevention programs, presents straight line projections on the possible extent and kinds of nonmedical drug use for young adults (18-25 years old) that can be expected in the future. Projections are made based on current young adult drug abuse and population trends. The purpose of the study and methodologies are described in the introductory chapter. Chapter 2 comments on demographic trends in family status, education, income, geographic distribution, race, ethnic composition, total population size, and age composition. In chapter 3, sources of data on drug abuse are reviewed and evaluated for their usefulness in making future projections. The remainder of the monograph presents the projections, in text and tables, for marijuana, inhalants, hallucinogens, cocaine, heroin, and other opiates. Data are given for total numbers and for percentages of 18 to 25 year olds who may be expected to use these drugs in 1985, 1990, and 1995. Trends are further tabulated by sex, race, and residence in metropolitan or nonmetropolitan areas. Numerous tables and an annotated bibliography on demographic trends and forecasting techniques supplement the text. (BL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Demography, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Geographic Location, Illegal Drug Use, Marihuana, Narcotics, Prediction, Race, Sex, Sociocultural Patterns, Trend Analysis, Young Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Chart 8, pages 92-93, and charts 11-13, pages 95-97 are copyrighted and therefore not available.