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NCJ Number: 158402 Find in a Library
Title: Social Epidemiology of International Drug Trafficking: Comparison of Source of Supply and Distribution Networks
Journal: International Journal of the Addictions  Volume:25  Issue:5  Dated:(1990)  Pages:557-577
Author(s): M Montagne
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 21
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Various strategies have been implemented to limit or prevent drug trafficking; because efforts focused on reducing the supply of drugs have not been very effective, there has been a recent shift to demand reduction strategies.
Abstract: Most drug control strategies are based on the law enforcement approach. Alternative strategies and perspectives may be more effective, particularly strategies based on principles of epidemiology and social network analysis. More research and better data are needed to delineate the relationship between drug availability and drug use so that appropriate prevention activities can be designed and implemented. The nature and extent of drug trafficking and the international flow of drugs are discussed. 94 references and 4 tables
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Drug smuggling; International drug law enforcement
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