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NCJ Number: 148502 Find in a Library
Title: National Drug Control Strategy: Executive Summary
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
US Executive Office of the President
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 40
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document summarizes the nature and extent of drug abuse and drug-related crime in the United States and outlines the Federal policies and Federal programs to control drug abuse through drug treatment, drug law enforcement, and drug prevention programs.
Abstract: The overall goal is the reduction of drug use and its consequences to users and society. The strategy establishes 14 long-term goals and 64 short-term, 2-year objectives. In contrast to past Federal policies, which placed special emphasis on the reduction of drug use by casual or intermittent users, the 1994 strategy focuses on hardcore drug users, recognizing that drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder requiring specialized treatment and provision for aftercare. The 1994 strategy also shifts the emphasis in supply reduction from stopping narcotics shipments to a broader focus on assisting countries trying to address drug use and trafficking, destroying drug trafficking organizations, using more selective and flexible interdiction programs, and enhancing the efforts of the criminal justice system. The program includes the largest increase ever proposed in drug treatment for chronic hardcore drug abusers. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Eyewitness memory
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Drug abuse; Federal programs
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