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NCJ Number: 127360 Find in a Library
Title: Essential Factors of a Rational Policy on Intoxicant Use
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:(Fall 1990)  Pages:619-628
Author(s): N E Zinberg; H J Shaffer
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: We have outlined the elements of a social policy that could deal effectively with the drug problem.
Abstract: These elements include (1) treating drug abusers in areas other than just their drug abuse; (2) providing more accurate information in drug education programs; (3) providing a series of symbolic but genuine gestures that indicate our society is willing to make real changes; and (4) coordinating these measures with more pragmatic and swift law enforcement. This policy would not end drug use. Nothing can do that. Neither would it be a surrender nor just a repetition of an old policy that has not worked. 4 notes and 26 references (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Society-crime relationships
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug treatment programs; Social change-delinquency relationship
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