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NCJ Number: 128187 Find in a Library
Title: Ontario's Provincial Anti-Drug Strategy
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:21  Issue:1  Dated:(Winter 1991)  Pages:41-44
Author(s): D Pitkeathly
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In 1989, spurred by the drowning death of a teenage boy who had used LSD, marijuana, and alcohol, the Province of Ontario appointed a Minister of the Government to deal exclusively with the drug problem.
Abstract: Ontario's anti-drug strategy emphasizes prevention, treatment, and enforcement in a campaign designed to reduce demand for drugs and to increase adherence to healthy lifestyles. The program focuses on the "illegal use of drugs," attempting to reduce adolescent use of tobacco, alcohol, and prescription drug abuse as well as illicit drug abuse. Ontario also funds initiatives aimed at reducing the supply of illegal drugs. Special projects provide funding and assistance to selected communities to assess local needs and respond to them. Partnerships between government, communities, business, and education are essential to the national strategy. 2 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Ontario
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