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NCJ Number: 122549 Find in a Library
Title: Alternatives to the War on Drugs
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:20  Issue:1  Dated:(Winter 1990)  Pages:1-27
Author(s): B K Alexander
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 28
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The War on Drugs has proved ineffective; however, it cannot simply be abandoned, for it is directed, at least in part, toward solving real social problems.
Abstract: This article proposes replacements for three major components of the drug war: localized, pragmatic controls to replace drug prohibition laws; valid information to replace anti-drug propaganda; and social innovations to replace bureaucratized drug treatment. 81 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug laws
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Drug abuse education; Drug regulation; Drug treatment
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