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NCJ Number: 126497 Find in a Library
Title: Controlling Drug Abuse in America's Cities
Corporate Author: American University
School of Public Affairs Adjudication and Technical Assistance Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: American University
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the awards made by the states to State and local agencies during the first three-quarters of fiscal year 1990 under the Drug Control and System Improvement Grant Program; assesses the status of implementation of the three new block grant programs for enforcement, education, and treatment in 30 survey cities; and provides information on both the extent of the drug problem in those cities and efforts to control it.
Abstract: Mayors of 30 major U.S. cities responded to a questionnaire; fifty-seven percent of the survey cities participated in the development of their State's plans for anti-drug education, 50 percent participated in the development of their State's plans for treatment, and 79 percent participated in the development of their State's plans for enforcement. Sixty-four percent of the survey cities did not believe that the grant-in-aid system, primarily State block grants, established through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was responsive to their needs; 27 percent of the survey cities had yet to receive any funding for any year through the Drug Control and System Improvement Grant Program. Casual drug use increased in 52 percent and hard core drug use in 73 percent of the survey cities. Officials in 41 percent of the survey cities reported they were losing their war on drugs.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; State aid
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug law enforcement; Drug treatment programs; Urban area studies
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