Office of National Drug Control Policy

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program

In 2007, ONDCP resumed collection of Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) data from 10 sites, focusing on male arrestees. These data, referred to as ADAM II, are designed to be comparable with earlier ADAM data (2000-2003) collected by the National Institute of Justice, as the same methodology and survey instrument is used. Statistically-sampled, volunteer arrestees are interviewed and asked to provide urine specimens that are tested for evidence of drug use. Urinalysis results are matched to arrestee characteristics to help monitor trends in drug use. ADAM provides an objective biological measure of drug use in addition to self-reported drug use among those arrested and charged with crimes.