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NCJ Number: 119697 Find in a Library
Title: Basic Elements for a National Comprehensive Plan for Drug Abuse Control in Peru
Journal: Bulletin for Narcotics  Volume:39  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (1987)  Pages:37-57
Author(s): R F Agreda
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 20
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article describes the nature and extent of drug abuse in Peru, and the national policies and intervention by which the country has attempted to cope with the problem.
Abstract: An analysis of both the problems of and national responses to drug abuse is done in the context of historical and current developments that have influenced Peruvian drug abuse control policy. A new national comprehensive plan for drug abuse control has been devised with the objectives of: reducing drug abuse, eliminating the illicit drug traffic, and eradicating the illicit cultivation of coca plants. The plan concurrently seeks to prevent drug abuse; to promote control and monitoring of drugs used legally; and to provide effective treatment, rehabilitation, and social reintegration of drug addicted persons. It is stressed that for the plan to succeed, the entire nation must be mobilized. 30 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Drug treatment programs; Peru
Note: Special issue on the prevention and reduction of the illicit demand for drugs.
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