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NCJ Number: 128341 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Crisis: Treatment Prevention Law Enforcement
Author(s): K Hurdie; B Yee
Corporate Author: California Senate Office of Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: California Senate Office of Research
Sacramento, CA 95814
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This legislative review discusses drug related legislation in California for 1990 in response to increased drug use.
Abstract: The review starts with a discussion of drug use in California, the supply and demand, the benefits of treatment, prevention efforts being done by various agencies in California, and the legislative response to all of the above. The 1990 drug related legislation covers perinatal substance abuse, alcohol and drug abuse services for special populations, third party payment for alcohol and drug abuse services, statewide coordination, funding for alcohol and drug abuse services, drug in the workplace and in schools, increased penalties, and enforcement. There is a list of legislative priorities related to drug use in California. The list includes such as reducing waiting lists for drug treatment services, implementing treatment and prevention services in prisons, establishing culturally and ethnically sensitive treatment and prevention services, increasing funds to local governments for street-level enforcement of drug laws, and continuing vigorous prosecution for all drug offenses. Each piece of legislation has a brief description including the bill number and person submitting the bill. 3 figures and 22 endnotes
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): California; Drug abuse
Note: 1990 Legislative preview requested by Senator David Roberti
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