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NCJ Number: 120775 Find in a Library
Title: Federal Response to a Hidden Epidemic: Alcohol and Other Drug Problems Among Women
Corporate Author: National Council on Alcoholism
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
National Council on Alcoholism
Washington, DC 20005
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A Federal program designed to encourage greater attention to the special problems that women experience with alcohol and other drugs was evaluated with respect to its operation from October 1984 through September 1985, its first year of operation.
Abstract: The program operates through Federal block grants to the 50 States, Washington, D.C., and 6 territorial jurisdictions. The program designates a 5 percent set-aside of funds for women's programs within each State's total funding for alcohol and other drug programs. Data came from a written survey, to which 45 States and 3 other jurisdictions responded, and from site visits to 8 States chosen for their variety of geographical, economic, demographic, and administrative characteristics. Results showed that the program has achieved its goal by promoting a broad range of new programs and services of prevention, education, and treatment. It has made recovery a possibility and a reality for greater numbers of alcoholic and drug-addicted women across the United States and has brought a new sense of hope to these women and their families. Figures, tables, and appended study instruments and background information.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Federal programs; Females
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