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NCJ Number: 161695 Find in a Library
Title: State of New York Anti-Drug Abuse Strategy Report
Corporate Author: New York State
Governor's Statewide Anti-Drug Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: New York State
Albany, NY 12224
Sale Source: New York State
Governor's Statewide Anti-Drug Council
State Capitol
Second Floor
Albany, NY 12224
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The strategy report of New York's Statewide Anti-Drug Abuse Council indicates more than 2 million residents have used drugs during the past 6 months, more than 1.3 million adults are alcoholics, and about 400,000 secondary school students use alcohol and other drugs with varying degrees of regularity.
Abstract: Recent years have been marked by a rapid growth in cocaine use, the emergence of crack, and a pattern of polydrug use. The impact of drug and alcohol abuse can be seen in statistics showing record numbers of murders and increases in other violent crimes. Costs associated with preventing and treating drug and alcohol abuse have risen, and law enforcement costs are staggering. In response, New York has implemented a broad array of programs, including school and community-based prevention efforts and health programs that provide outreach, education, and essential care. Additionally, New York's criminal justice system has increased its capacity to investigate, arrest, prosecute, and punish drug traffickers and violent criminals through a series of programs and legislative initiatives. Key issues and priorities in drug control are identified, and recommendations focusing on prevention, treatment, and criminal and juvenile justice systems are offered. 92 references, 1 table, and 10 figures
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholics; Alcoholism; Cocaine; Crack; Drug abuse; Drug offenders; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Drug statistics; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; New York; Students
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