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Title: Drug Use in the Detroit Metropolitan Area: Problems, Programs, and Policy Options
Author(s): J G Haaga; R Scott; J Hawes-Dawson
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Skillman Foundation
Detroit, MI 48226
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8330-1194-4; R-4085-SKF/DPRC
Sale Source: Rand Corporation
1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzes recent trends in drug use and drug-related problems in the Detroit metropolitan area, assesses current programs for dealing the problems, and proposes priorities for future efforts.
Abstract: Data came from official records; interviews with local and State officials, treatment providers, and community leaders; and site visits to selected programs. Results revealed an increase in cocaine use and street dealing of drugs as well as an apparent decline in heroin use. Prevention efforts include school health education that includes the crucial elements of the social influence model, the establishment of Student Assistance Programs, and community prevention efforts. The area has just over 270 drug treatment programs, with alcohol the primary drug of abuse and admissions for cocaine abuse increasing. More subsidized treatment is needed. Law enforcement efforts have increased during the 1980's and include community policing and crackdowns, both of which appear to be effective in dealing with local drug problems. In the 1990's, greater efforts are needed to address problems on a metropolitan as well as local basis. More funding for prevention efforts and a focus on drug abuse in general rather than on specific drugs are also needed. Figures, tables, map, footnotes, appended methodological information, and 89 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug treatment programs; Michigan
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