CJ025 Adverse Consequences of Misuse - Alcohol and/or Drugs

The consequences of drug and alcohol usage show both the seriousness of the substance abuse issues for participants as well as their vulnerability to criminal perpetration while under the influence. Understanding the risk factors associated with more serious dependence and addiction allows providers to determine and provide the appropriate level of intervention services.

Data Sources

Interviews of jail inmates completed by staff from The Recovery Center, Fairfield County ADAMH Board. The Center for State Courts provided analysis of the data as part of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Grant received by the Fairfield County ADAMH Board, 2013-2016.

Notes

The jail population consisted of inmates who scored ≥4 on the Simple Screening Instrument, which indicated moderate to high risk for alcohol or drug abuse.  The privacy restrictions approved by the National Center for State Court’s Institutional Review Board were followed.  Limited demographics were collected to ensure anonymity.  The jail sample was primarily male (71%) and the age distribution was 18-24 (22%), 25-34 (40%), 35-44 (24%), 45-54 (10%), and 55 years or older (4%).