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Recently, the Research Triangle Institute completed a 5-year study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse called The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Drug Study DC MADS. Drug Use in Metropolitan America describes, relates, and integrates findings from the DC MADS study. More than that, though, this book places the findings in the larger context of our national drug abuse problem. Therefore, while there is some reporting of findings, there is more emphasis on examining the policy, research, and program implications that flow from the studies. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in a number of areas, as well as to academics in sociology courses dealing with drugs, deviance, social problems, and research methodology. It should also appeal to those in the psychology and medical/allied health fields.
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Describes, relates, and integrates findings from The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study, a five-year project focusing on one metropolitan area and paying special attention to the homeless, institutionalized, juvenile, and other conventionally under- represented populations. The goal was to establish prevalence, correlates, and consequences of drug abuse, and also to develop a research model for conducting other such studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761903741
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/22/1998
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Bray, Ph.D., a fellow of the American Psychological Association, is a senior research psychologist and senior director of the Substance Abuse Epidemiology and Military Behavioral Health Program. His research interests focus on the epidemiology of substance use and other health behaviors in military and civilian populations with an emphasis on understanding the prevalence, causes, correlates, and consequences of these behaviors. He has directed nine comprehensive worldwide Department of Defense surveys of military personnel that comprise the most widely cited data on substance use and health behaviors in the military. He is preparing a book summarizing findings from these studies. Dr. Bray is principal editor of Drug Use in Metropolitan America, which integrates findings from a large-scale study of drug use among diverse populations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has published and presented widely in the area of substance use and health-related behaviors.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
1 Impact of Drug Use in Metropolitan America 1
2 The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study DC MADS 17
3 Drug Use Among Household and Nonhousehold Populations 55
4 Drug Use and Homelessness 79
5 Drug Use Among the Institutionalized Population 125
6 Drug Involvement Among Offender Populations 161
7 Patterns of Use Among Drug Treatment Clients 195
8 Drug Use and Pregnancy 235
9 Comparing and Integrating Findings Across Populations 267
10 Implications of Findings for Policy and Research 297
Index 325
About the Authors 337
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