skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

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
Note: DCC
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=161695

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.