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Title: Building a Drug-free County: A Partnership of Community, Business, Schools, and Government
Corporate Author: Montgomery Cty Government
Community Leadership Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
United States of Americ
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 122
Sponsoring Agency: Montgomery Cty Government
Rockville, MD 20850
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Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings and recommendations of a task force appointed by the executive of Montgomery County (Md.) in June 1988 to determine the extent and effects of drug abuse in the county as well as to target groups for prevention activities, action strategies, and the prevention roles of various segments of the community.
Abstract: The task force had 39 members from the community, business, and government. It concluded that the county has a severe substance abuse problem, with alcohol the substance most commonly abused. The problem affects people from all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. A household survey conducted in the spring of 1989 revealed community concern about drug use and selling and strong support for more school health and drug educators and more prevention programs. The task force recommends that prevention efforts focus on families with preschool and school-age children and communities with a high incidence of drug-related crime. It recommends more than 100 action steps based on the goals of community empowerment, outreach and direct service programming, public education and awareness, strengthened treatment and enforcement as prevention tools, monitoring and evaluation of prevention efforts, and efforts to seek creative funding for prevention efforts. Figures and appended survey details, background information, and lists of information sources.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Drug abuse; Maryland; Program planning
Note: Final report
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