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Title: Maryland's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Plan
Corporate Author: Maryland Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Cmssn
Towson, MD 21286
National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report explains the nature and extent of the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol in Maryland and recommends goals and strategies for addressing the problem through prevention and education; treatment; law enforcement; and research, evaluation, and coordination.
Abstract: The commission that developed the plan was appointed by the Maryland governor in February 1989 and consisted of nine State agency leaders, the State Attorney General, four State legislators, and five representatives of the public. The commission recommends coordinated efforts by youth, parents, community organizations, businesses, schools, and government agencies. Recommendations include establishing a comprehensive public awareness campaign, developing a State clearinghouse on substance abuse, refocusing treatment resources on the family by providing outpatient services to substance-abusing youth and their families, and expanding residential treatment programs. Other recommendations include bringing all Maryland State police drug control resources under one command, enhancing training for judges, and changing sentences to hold drug users accountable. Tables, photographs, and appended background information.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement training; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Maryland; State plans
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