PROFILE OF DRUG ABUSERS
AGE : Mean age of 29 years
SEX : Ratio of male to female 10:1
CIVIL STATUS : Single 52.11%
STATUS OF EMPLOYMENT : Unemployed 38.67%
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT : College Level 32.22%
ECONOMIC STATUS : Average Monthly Family Income Php 15,789
PLACE OF RESIDENCE : Urban (Specifically NCR 47.70%)
DURATION OF DRUG - TAKING : More than six (6) years
NATURE OF DRUG - TAKING : Poly drug use**
DRUGS/SUBSTANCES OF ABUSE :
Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (Shabu)
Inhalants (Contact Cement Adhesive)
* Residential and Out-Patient Facilities
** Poly drug users - abuse of more than one (1) drug
There were more males than female clients, ratio of 10:1. The mean age remained to be 29 years old, youngest, is 8 years old while the eldest is 73 years old. The highest percentage belongs to age group of 30 to 34 with 566 or 20.63%.
More than half of the center clients are single (52.11%) followed by married (27.88%), 14.83% with live-in partners and 3.97% were separated prior to rehabilitation.
As to educational attainment, 701 or 25.55% have reached high school while 884 or 32.22% were able to reach college level.
With regard to the status of employment, 38.67% were unemployed and 17.09% were either skilled or unskilled workers prior to their stay in the centers. Their average monthly family income is Php 15,789.
REPORTED CASES BY GENDER
|TYPE OF ADMISSION||No.||%||No.||%||No.||%|
* Total Reported Cases from Residential and Out-Patient Facilities
CY 2012 ANALYSIS
For the year 2012, twenty-nine (29) residential treatment and one (1) outpatient facilities reported to the Integrated Drug Abuse Data and Information Network (IDADIN). These facilities reported a total admission of 2,744 drug cases. Of this number, 79.88% or 2,192 were new admission, 14.72% or 404 were relapse cases and 5.39% or 148 were referrals from outpatient facilities.
A decrease of 9.74% was recorded from previous year which can be attributed to the following reasons: financial constraints encountered by families with drug dependents, strict implementation of law, and diversion to other forms of vices such as gambling, computer games, etc.
MOST COMMONLY USED/ABUSED DRUGS/SUBSTANCES
|DRUGS USED / ABUSED||NEW ADMISSION||RE-ADMISSION||OUT-PATIENT||GRAND TOTAL||% based on the total number of responses (3,472)||% based on the total number of admissions (2,744)|
|1. Methamphetamine Hydrochloride(Shabu)||1,734||377||56||2,167||62.41||78.97|
|2. Cannabis (Marijuana)||772||128||34||934||26.90||34.04|
|3. Inhalants (Contact Cement, Adhesive)||108||3||18||129||3.72||4.70|
|6. Benzodiazepines (Diazepam)||35||14||49||1.41||1.79|
|7. MDMA (Ecstasy)||20||9||1||30||0.86||1.09|
|8. Nalbuphine Hydrochloride (Nubain)||14||3||17||0.49||0.62|
* Reported Cases from Residential and Out-Patient Facilities
Methamphetamine Hydrochloride commonly known as “Shabu” is the number one drug of abuse with 2,167 cases, followed by Cannabis or Marijuana with 934 cases. Abuse of Contact Cement like rugby with 129 cases was also noted. The nature of drug taking remained to be poly-drug use.
The routes of administration are inhalation/sniffing and oral ingestion.