ERIC Number: ED108016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Recent Surveys of Nonmedical Drug Use: A Compendium of Abstracts.
Glenn, William A.; Richards, Louise G.
Because of the dramatic increases in nonmedical drug use in the 1960's, hundreds of surveys have been conducted to gain perspective on its extent and nature. This compendium is a compilation of quantitative information abstracted from studies on drug use, published since 1971. It examines methodological questions essential for interpreting and using the findings, and it summarizes major patterns and trends revealed by the surveys. The surveys found on the extent of nonmedical drug use fell into four general categories: (1) nationwide surveys; (2) surveys of high school populations; (3) surveys of college and university populations; and (4) surveys of other kinds of populations. The compendium offers a summary and interpretation of the overall findings as indicated by comparisons by geographic region, by age and grade in school, by sex, by sociodemographic characteristics, and over time. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.