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NCJ Number: 213477 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Synthetic Drug Control Strategy: A Focus on Methamphetamine and Prescription Drug Abuse
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
United States of America

US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20500
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This companion document to the President's National Drug Control Strategy presents the Federal strategy for responding to the illicit use and production of methamphetamine and the illicit use of controlled substance prescription drugs.
Abstract: The Synthetics Strategy follows the main principles of the National Strategy; i.e., supply and demand are the ultimate drivers in all illicit drug markets, which requires a balanced approach that incorporates prevention, treatment, and market-disruption initiatives such as interdiction, arrest, prosecution and regulatory interventions. Like the National Strategy, it also has the goal of reducing synthetic drugs use at a rate approximating 5 percent each year. A separate strategy for synthetic drugs was developed, however, because the markets of these drugs pose unique challenges, in that the drug itself (prescription drugs) or its ingredients (methamphetamine) are designed for legal possession and use. Also, methamphetamine has distinctive health and environmental problems associated with its production. This report describes the state of the illicit markets for methamphetamine and controlled substance prescription drugs. It then sets targets for reduced numbers in three categories: illicit methamphetamine use, domestic methamphetamine laboratories, and the illicit use of controlled substance prescription drugs. This section of the report explains the principles and insights guiding the Synthetics Strategy and describes how performance goals will be measured. Next, the report describes the strategy itself, explaining how the targets will be met for use and production by the end of 2008. Both supply reduction and demand reduction activities are addressed for methamphetamine use and the abuse of controlled substance prescription drug abuse. The report concludes with a description of how the strategy will respond to the health and environmental consequences of methamphetamine labs. Appended recommendations of the National Synthetic Drugs Action Plan
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses; Drug Manufacturing/Production; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Environmental quality; Hazardous substances or materials; Methamphetamine; Prescription drugs
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