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NCJ Number: 118772 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Drugs of Abuse, 1988
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Drug Enforcement Admin
Office of Compliance and Regulatory AffairsRegulatory Support Division
Editor(s): P E Fitzgerald
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 60
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Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document is a practical and easily used reference for a consensus of current scientific findings about drugs within the framework of Federal law.
Abstract: Factual, accurate information on drug abuse and the Federal drug laws is an essential weapon in all areas of the Federal effort to control drug abuse in the U.S. The vital need for complete and readily available information exists in all of the five major elements of the national strategy to prevent drug abuse and drug trafficking -- international cooperation, education and prevention, treatment, research, and law enforcement. The foundation of the Federal fight against drugs is the Controlled Substances Act. This law is a consolidation of numerous laws regulating the manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens. The urgency of stemming the use of drugs is exacerbated by the fact that intravenous drug abusers make up about 31 percent of the total reported cases of AIDS.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug laws; Drug regulation; Federal programs
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