Examining the impact of individual, community, and market factors on methamphetamine use: A tale of two cities

Nancy Rodriguez, Charles Katz, Vincent Webb, David R. Schaefer

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Abstract

Although prior studies have monitored the trends in methamphetamine use and reported its increase over the years, few studies have considered how community-level characteristics affect the use of methamphetamine. In this study, we utilize data from the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program from two cities to examine how individual-level, community-level, and drug market factors influence methamphetamine use. Results indicate that both individual and community-level data significantly influence methamphetamine use. Also, findings show that predictors of methamphetamine use (at the individual and community-level) differ significantly from marijuana, cocaine, and opiate use. Policy implications regarding law enforcement suppression and the treatment of methamphetamine users are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-694
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Drug Issues
Volume35
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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