Rural Meth Use
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A study released in May of 2000 by the National Institute of
Justice shows that methamphetamine use in some rural areas of
Nebraska is just as widespread as, or even more prevalent than,
it is in Omaha.
The Nebraska study was the first time anonymous voluntary drug
testing results of arrests from rural populations were compared
with those of an urban area.
The study was conducted by a new Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring
(ADAM) outreach project design to examine rural meth use. For
years the ADAM project surveys have been collecting data on drug
use among arrestees in urban areas. The city of Omaha, which
is in Douglas County, has participated in the project for the
last few years.
The study compared data that was collected in October and November
of 1998. People who were arrested in Dawson, Hall, Madison and
Scotts Bluff County was compared with that of arrests in Douglas
Compared to the city of Omaha methamphetamine use in Scotts
Bluff County was lower and in Madison County it was essentially
the same. Dawson and Hall Counties use of meth appeared to be
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