Accession Number : ADA326352

Title :   A Technique for Estimating the Impact of Improvements in Drug Testing Sensitivity on Detection and Deterrence of Illicit Drug Use by Navy Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct-Dec 96,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Borack, Jules I.

PDF Url : ADA326352

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A model was developed for estimating the impact of improvements in drug testing sensitivity on both detecting and deterring illicit drug users. The model represents an improvement over existing detection and deterrence models by incorporating test rate and sensitivity parameters into estimation of the deterrence effect. The monthly test rate, sensitivity of the test to previous drug use, frequency of drug use, and other factors all impact the probability of detecting and deterring drug users. Improvements in drug test sensitivity were shown to have a dramatic impact on both detection and deterrence of illicit drug users.

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *DRUGS, *DETERRENCE, *URINALYSIS, MODELS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, SENSITIVITY, DRUG USERS.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE