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Title: National Drug Control Strategy: A Nation Responds to Drug Use
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
US Executive Office of the President
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 220
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of National Drug Control Policy
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Superintendent of Documents, GPO
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Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-03653-6
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
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United States of America

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Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This National Drug Control Strategy lays out a comprehensive plan for Federal drug control activities for fiscal year 1993 and beyond that will reduce the level of illegal drug use in the United States.
Abstract: The strategy focuses on eight major themes: expanded treatment capacity, improved treatment capability, and more accountability in the use of Federal funds; expanded, improved, and focused prevention and education efforts; increased international cooperation to disrupt and destroy drug trafficking organizations; aggressive law enforcement in the community; increased interdiction efforts; expanded use of the military; expanded drug intelligence; and more supply and demand drug research. Overall funding for drug control increased from $11.9 billion in 1992 to $12.7 billion in 1993. Separate chapters in the National Drug Control Strategy are devoted to describing how drug use reduction objectives can be accomplished. The first chapter on deterring new and casual users discusses the strategy for communities, schools, and the workplace. The second chapter on freeing current users describes steps that must be taken when prevention activities do not succeed. It calls for continued efforts to increase treatment capacity, improve quality in the treatment system, and hold treatment programs accountable for getting users off drugs. The third chapter deals with the identification and destruction of drug trafficking organizations that produce, smuggle, or transport to or distribute drugs in the United States. The fourth chapter looks at drug supply networks, while the final chapter considers efforts to limit the retail sale of drugs on the street. Appendixes contain additional information on high-intensity drug trafficking areas. Federal resource requirements, State legislation, and strategy implementation.
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug research; Federal programs; International drug law enforcement; Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
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