US Marijuana Party

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

More Marijuana Treatment Referrals Coming from Justice System

The majority of treatment admissions for marijuana came from the criminal-justice system in 2002, according to a new report from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS) report found that 58 percent of all marijuana treatment admissions in 2002 resulted from referrals from the criminal-justice system, compared to 48 percent in 1992. The report also found that those admitted to treatment from non-criminal-justice sources were more likely to be daily users of marijuana and other drugs, such as alcohol, cocaine, opiates, or other substances.


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