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NCJ Number: 120049 Find in a Library
Title: What Works: An International Perspective on Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention Research
Author(s): J K Stewart
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
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Type: Presentation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document addresses the new methods being investigated in drug abuse treatment and prevention.
Abstract: One reason the drug problem is so pervasive today is that society defined the problem incorrectly during the 1960s and 1970s as solely a problem of the criminal justice system. Due to limited resources and lack of public interest in sanctioning users, drug use was, in effect, decriminalized. However, recent anti-drug strategy has borne a national program for measuring drug use among the people who are the greatest risk to society - those arrested for crimes. Called Drug Use Forecasting (DUF), this program is providing information about drug use by criminals and criminal suspects and can predict crime rates six months to a year in advance. Another effective tool, pretrial drug testing, can both help control crime and reduce demand for drugs by those on pretrial release.
Main Term(s): Drug research
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment
Note: This address was addressed to a conference sponsored by Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc. and the New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services on October 23, 1989, in New York.
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