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NCJ Number: 120746 Find in a Library
Title: Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988: Impact on the States
Journal: State-Federal Issue Brief  Volume:2  Issue:5  Dated:(March 1989)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): J Felde; J J Wilson; R Field; B Brady; A Morse; K Reed
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 17
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 is a comprehensive package that includes diverse provisions ranging from increased penalties for drug use and trafficking to programs for drug education, treatment, and prevention as well as drug law enforcement.
Abstract: The law authorizes funding levels of more than $2 billion for the programs included in the package, but actually appropriates only $976 million. Many of the law's 10 titles directly affect State and local governments. The areas affected most substantially are treatment and prevention programs; funding and administrative of drug law enforcement grants; and new Federal initiatives related to drunk driving, driver's licensing, and motor vehicle safety. Other major provisions relate to national coordination, user accountability, drug-free workplaces, asset forfeiture, alcoholic beverage labeling, runaway and homeless youth, and victim assistance.
Main Term(s): Drug laws
Index Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Federal Code
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