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NCJ Number: 153959 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewpoints
Editor(s): D Bender; B Leone
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 261
Sponsoring Agency: Greenhaven Press
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56510-059-X
Sale Source: Greenhaven Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In presenting opposing viewpoints on drug abuse, this book looks at educational, legal, interdiction, and other approaches to regulate drug use and the extent of the drug abuse problem.
Abstract: The first chapter of the book explores the extent and seriousness of the drug abuse problem and whether heroin and cocaine use has increased. The second chapter looks at how the war on drugs should be waged, with particular reference to prosecution, international measures, and military efforts to stop drug trafficking. The third chapter considers whether drug testing should be employed in the workplace, while the third chapter examines prescription drug regulation. The final chapter discusses ways in which drug abuse can be reduced, including legalization, increased Federal funding for drug treatment programs, community involvement, and military methods. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Drug legalization; Drug regulation; Drug treatment; Employee drug testing; Heroin; International drug law enforcement; Military role in drug law enforcement; Substance abuse in the workplace
Note: DCC. From the Opposing Viewpoints Series
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