ERIC Number: ED484696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-29
Gender Differences in Substance Dependence and Abuse. The NSDUH Report
US Department of Health and Human Services
Males are more likely to use, abuse, and be dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs than females. The 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) asked questions of persons aged 12 or older to assess their use of alcohol and illicit drugs, as well as their symptoms of substance dependence or abuse during the past year. NSDUH defines "any illicit drug" as including marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type drugs used nonmedically. This report looks at substance use, abuse, and dependence among females and males across age groups.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.