In 2007, among non-Hispanic Black substance abuse treatment admissions aged 18 to 25, males were more likely than females to report marijuana as the primary substance of abuse (62.8 vs. 49.5 percent); however females were three times more likely than males to report smoked cocaine as the primary substance of abuse (12.6 vs. 4.2 percent). More than two thirds (69.5 percent) of young adult Black males admissions were referred to treatment by the criminal justice system, compared to only on third (35.7 percent) of female admissions. More than half of all young adult Black admissions had not completed high school or obtained a GED (50.9 percent for males and 55.1 percent for females) and most were either unemployed (42.5 percent for males and 43.4 percent for females) or not in the labor force (30.1 percent for males and 38.4 percent for females).
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Date Added: 2/1/10
Inventory #: TEDS10-0121