Past-Month Drug Use By Adults On Parole In The US, 2015

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that there were 870,500 people in the US aged 18 and over on parole at yearend 2015. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 31.1 percent of people on parole had used an illicit drug in the past month. An estimated 21.2 percent of those on probation were past-month users of marijuana. An estimated 20.4 percent of people on parole in 2015 were reportedly past-month users of any illicit drug other than marijuana. An estimated 10.7 percent of people on parole in 2015 were past-month users of illegal pain relievers.

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Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2016). 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD, p. 1967, Table 6.103B.
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Danielle Kaeble and Thomas P. Bonczar, "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2015" (Washington, DC: US Dept of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec. 2016), NCJ250230, p. 1.
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