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Title: Controlling Drug Abuse: A Status Report
Corporate Author: US Comptroller General
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. Comptroller General reviewed statistical indicators of the national drug abuse situation including the prevalence of drug abuse, the health effects of drug abuse, and the availability of illegal drugs.
Abstract: This report discusses the prevalence of illegal drug abuse in the 1980's focusing on cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other dangerous drugs. Local perspectives of the drug problem in Washington, DC; New York; Miami; Chicago; Los Angeles; and San Francisco are examined. The report outlines Federal drug control efforts aimed at reducing drug supply and drug demand. Issues in managing Federal drug control efforts touch on the need for measures of program effectiveness, increased interagency cooperation, and strengthened leadership and central oversight. 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Federal government
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