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Title: Doing Drugs and Dropping Out
Corporate Author: Baylor University Ctr for Regional Studies
United States of America
Project Director: G E Lich
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Baylor University Ctr for Regional Studies
Waco, TX
National Institute of Justice/
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Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-035336-X
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report assesses the costs to society of crack and cocaine abuse and dropping out of school, as well as policies that have successfully addressed these problems, based on data from State and municipal governments, community leaders, schools, and drug abuse professionals in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
Abstract: The analysis indicated that the total economic costs of drug abuse in the United States were between $60.4 billion and $124.9 billion in 1988. This figure includes the costs of health care, reduced productivity, employment loss, crime, law enforcement, and lost productivity for incarcerated offenders. The analysis indicated that drug abuse is related to and a symptom of several social problems. Recommended actions to address the problem are an extensive and honest search for fact; the establishment of cooperative networks to exchange and evaluate information, experience, and local policy; and hearings on community approaches to drugs and education. A useful resource is the Texas report called "The Humanities and Public Issues", which focuses on the need to address the economy, the environment, the family, the community, cultural pluralism, civic interaction, and equality of opportunity. Footnotes and approximately 350 references
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Crime costs; School dropouts
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