Drug Use by Adults on Probation in the US, 2015

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were a total of 3,789,800 people aged 18 and over in the US who were on probation at yearend 2015. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 31.6 percent of that population were past-month users of any illicit drug. Past-month use of marijuana was reported by 23.8 percent of people on probation. Past-month use of illicit drugs other than marijuana was reported by an estimated 16.9 percent of people on probation. Past-month illegal use of pain relievers was reported by an estimated 8.3 percent of people on probation in 2015.

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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. 1957, Table 6.98B.
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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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