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NCJ Number: 157351 Find in a Library
Title: International Patterns of Drug Abuse and Control
Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Science  Volume:362  Dated:(1981)  Pages:16-21
Author(s): L I Dogoloff; C M Devine
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the movement toward increased international drug law enforcement cooperation, in light of increased addiction rates around the world, and the growing power of the international drug trafficking organizations.
Abstract: The article presents some statistics on drug abuse patterns in the U.S., and discusses the availability, distribution, use, and abuse of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana in the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The U.S. government's approach to the drug problem consists of three components: domestic drug law enforcement, domestic treatment and prevention efforts, and international activities. The U.S. works with other countries and international organizations to finance narcotics control cooperation, and to eradicate drug crops at their source while encouraging the substitution of other crops.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; International drug law enforcement
Note: DCC
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