ERIC Number: ED159547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Young Men and Drugs--A Nationwide Survey. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph Series 5.
O'Donnell, John A.; And Others
Results of a national survey of drug use among young males (19-30) are reported. For most drugs, half or more of the users used the drug less than 10 times. The data suggest a possible decline in the use of cigarettes. Several implications of the drug epidemic of the late 1960's are noted. Differences of drug use between blacks and whites seem to be diminishing. There is no indication of any decline in annual prevalence of use of any drug except psychedelics. Veterans show no higher rates of current drug use than nonveterans. Less than three percent of the sample report treatment for drug use. Other associated variables i.e. urban density, unemployment, non-conventional attitudes and lower educational levels are discussed. (BN)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Attitudes, Behavior Patterns, Demography, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Males, National Surveys, Peer Acceptance, Research Projects, Young Adults
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va., 22161 (PB-247-446; paper copy $6.75; microfiche $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.