NAHDAP releases two datasets

The National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program is pleased to announce the public-use release of two datasets from the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Studies (CJ-DATS).

The HIV/Hepatitis Prevention for Re-Entering Drug Offenders surveyed former prison inmates in two groups: one received standard, one-hour, CDC intervention to track their possible illicit activity upon release, while the other received CJ-DATS Targeted Intervention, which is more interactive. The goal was to determine if there were differences in behavior based on the type of intervention received.

The Detention to Community dataset tracked juvenile offenders with history of drug abuse, and also splits them into two groups: one received standard services, and the other went through Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy. The goals were to determine the best, targeted services to address drug abuse, delinquency, and sexual risk taking among juveniles released from detention facilities; to test innovative intervention which link in-detention and outpatient services; and to test a family-based HIV/AIDS prevention program.

These releases continue NAHDAP’s mission to acquire, preserve and disseminate data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.