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Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM) II: 2013 Annual Report

Dana Hunt, Meg Chapman, Sarah Jalbert, Ryan Kling, Yuli Almozlino, William Rhodes, Christopher Flygare, Keivn Neary, Caroline Nobo


June 1, 2015
The Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring II (ADAM II) survey gathers information on drug use and related issues from booked adult male arrestees within 48 hours of their arrest. In 2013, data were collected from a probability-based sample in five counties in the United States, building on prior annual data collections in those counties that extend back over a decade. ADAM II is patterned on an earlier ADAM project, which collected the same data in 35 counties and was sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) from 2000 to 2003. Since 2007, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has sponsored the ADAM II data collection program in nine U.S. counties and the District of Columbia. Budget limitations in 2012 and 2013 mandated a cutback to five counties for those two years. Current budget restrictions will make 2013 the final ADAM II data collection.

This report presents data from the 2013 collection in those five counties, each of which were part of the collections in the original ADAM program: Atlanta, GA (Fulton County); Chicago, IL (Cook County); Denver, CO (Denver County); New York, NY (Borough of Manhattan); and Sacramento, CA (Sacramento County). While the county is the catchment area for estimation, sites are designated by the name of the primary city in the county. From 2007 to 2011, data were collected in two calendar quarters (April 1 to June 30 and July 1 to September 30) during 14 consecutive days within each quarter. In 2012 and 2013, data were collected in one period of 21 consecutive days between April 1 and July 31. Data collection consists of a 20–25 minute face-to-face interview in the booking area of each law enforcement facility, collection of official record information, and the collection of a urine sample for drug testing. In this report, the term ADAM II arrestees is always synonymous with adult male arrestees who have been arrested and booked for a crime in the prior 48 hours.
North America