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NCJ Number: 119683 Find in a Library
Title: Programme Base for the Prevention of Drug Abuse in Yugoslavia
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:38  Issue:1 & 2, double issue  Dated:(January-June 1986)  Pages:105-112
Author(s): M Skrlj
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 8
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Situated between the Middle East and western Europe, Yugoslavia is increasingly being used by drug traffickers for the transit of heroin, cannabis, and other drugs from their production sources to illicit international markets.
Abstract: A small amount of these drugs spills over into the illicit channels in Yugoslavia, creating a domestic demand for the substances. Approximately 2,000 addicts are registered in urban medical treatment centers; experts estimate 10,000 people abuse narcotics. The Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia adopted a drug abuse control program which identifies action to be taken by different societal sectors concerned with drug problems. Drug abuse prevention is emphasized, primarily by involving health and social services, family, the school, the community, the work place, and other non-governmental organizations. The program also stresses the need for healthy youth activities, personality development during adolescence, and the "deglamorization" of drug abuse. Customs and law enforcement officials are intensifying their efforts against illegal drug trafficking by improving cooperation among national and international agencies, and enhancing technical capabilities. 2 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Yugoslavia
Note: Double issue on the nature and extent of drug abuse problems and social responses
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