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ERIC Number: EJ793135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0965-4283
Identifying and Preventing Health Problems among Young Drug-Misusing Offenders
Bennett, Trevor; Holloway, Katy
Health Education, v108 n3 p247-261 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the health problems and treatment needs of drug-misusing offenders and to draw out the implications of the findings for health education and prevention. Design/methodology/approach: This analysis is based on data collected as part of the New English and Welsh Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (NEW-ADAM) programme. The survey was based on interviews and urine sample collection with over 3,000 arrestees. Findings: The research found that young arrestees experienced a wide range of drug-related and general health problems. The implications of this are discussed in the context of programmes implemented as part of the government's drug strategy. Originality/value: The NEW-ADAM surveys provide an original source of information on the drug and general health needs of young people at the first point of entry in the criminal justice system. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)