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Title: White House Conference for a Drug Free America, Final Report
Corporate Author: White House Conference for a Drug Free America
United States of America
Project Director: L H Herrington
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 254
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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report reflects the extensive findings of the White House Conference for a Drug Free America about the scope and character of the drug problem and offers recommendations on how to attain victory in the war on drugs.
Abstract: The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 established the White House Conference for a Drug Free America. The Conference has four purposes: (1) share information in order to attack drug abuse at all levels (local, State, Federal, and international); (2) focus public attention on drug abuse education and prevention; (3) highlight the drug abuse crisis, examine progress made in dealing with the crisis, and formulate a national strategy to control the sale and solicitation of illicit drugs and to prevent and treat drug abuse; and (4) examine the essential role of parents and family members in preventing drug abuse and successful treatment efforts. The Conference report describes the scope of the drug problem and offers a series of recommendations that focus on prevention, education, the criminal justice system response, and treatment. Recommendations also concern eliminating drugs in the workplace, the transportation system, sports activities, public housing, and the entertainment industry. In addition, other recommendations deal with media coverage of the drug problem, international drug control, and Federal reorganization efforts to deal with drug abuse and drug trafficking. Although most recommendations made by the White House Conference for a Drug Free America fit into a distinct category, several apply to many different categories, and these are referred to as systemwide recommendations. Appendixes contain extensive supplemental information on the recommendations, drug issues, legislation and Executive Order establishing the White House Conference for a Drug Free America, and Conference participants.
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; International drug law enforcement; Substance abuse in the workplace
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