Accession Number : AD0783846

Title :   Correlates of Barbiturate Use.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 71-Nov 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Saunders,Jacqualyn R. ; Vitola,Bart M. ; Mullins,Cecil J.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A sample of 448 self-admitted pre-service barbiturate users was compared with a control sample of airmen with no known record of drug abuse. Within the sample of barbiturate users, several variables were examined to see if they were associated with degree of barbiturate use. The barbiturate sample differs significantly from the control sample in that barbiturate users are disproportionately represented in the North-Northeast and Far West-Pacific Coast enlistment areas, they more often indicate no religious preference, and they enlist at a younger age. Degree of barbiturate use is negatively associated with aptitude, educational level, and with measures of success in the Air Force. However, degree of barbiturate use is positively associated with the use of other drugs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Drug abuse, *Barbiturates, *Air Force personnel, *Correlation techniques, Geographic areas, Religion, Enlisted personnel, Aging(Physiology), Aptitudes, Ethnic groups, Education, Drugs, Performance(Human), Air Force research, Statistical data

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE