PSYC39H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Dextroamphetamine, Central Nervous System Depression, Fentanyl
Juvenile drug use: 8. 8% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 7, 21. 5% of young adults between ages 18 and 25, age of use is getting younger and younger, marijuana is most common, pathway to substance use. All the result of impulsive (i. e. immediate gratification bias in) decision- making: fbi data report that most of the arrests of juveniles are for possession of drugs. Because students will get a juvenile sentence, which is relatively short compared to an adult sentence. Gang members: males consume more frequently and in higher quantities. Jails are where people are held before their sentence. Prisons are where people are held after being convicted. Changes in sentencing laws: arrestees frequently test positive for illicit drug use. Arrestees are tested for the presence of ten drugs. The proportion of arrestees testing positive for any of the 10 drugs ranged from 63% in atlanta to 83% in chicago and.