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Identifying Correlates of Benzodiazepine Use Among Oklahoma City Arrestees  

Author:  George S.  Yacoubian, Jr..

Source: Volume 03, Number 03, May/June 2003 , pp.33-36(4)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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Although marijuana and cocaine remain the two most prevalent drugs of abuse among arrestee populations, benzodiazepine use has surpassed that of opiates in several jurisdictions across the United States. Despite this proliferation, only a few empirical works have focused on benzodiazepine use among individuals under criminal justice supervision. To address these limitations, this study uses urinalysis to examine the associations between recent benzodiazepine use, demographic characteristics, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use for a sample of 1,010 adult Oklahoma City arrestees interviewed in 2000 through the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program.

Keywords: benzodiazepine; opiate use

Affiliations:  1: The McFarland Institute.

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