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Title: Federal Strategy for Drug Abuse and Drug Traffic Prevention, 1979
Corporate Author: Strategy Council on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 73
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes a comprehensive strategy for Federal activities relating to drug abuse prevention and control.
Abstract: Strategy 1979 reaffirms the position of earlier Strategies that total elimination of the drug abuse problem is unlikely. This document, therefore, sets up two realistic objectives: first, to discourage all drug abuse, including the abuse of alcohol; and second, to reduce to a minimum the health and social consequences (e.g., deaths, injuries, crime, broken families and deteriorating neighborhoods) of drug abuse when it does occur. The document includes an Introduction and seven informatory chapters: (1) Nature and Extent of the Drug Problem; (2) Drug Abuse Treatment, Rehabilitation and Prevention; (3) Domestic Drug Law Enforcement; (4) The International Program; (5) Intelligence; (6) Special Analyses; and (7) Summary. Strategy 1979 describes a three-part program consisting of domestic treatment, rehabilitation and prevention; domestic drug law enforcement; and the international drug control program, emphasizing the need for coordination among these three so they are complementary to each other within a broad, consistent framework of Federal policy. In setting priorities for Federal action, the Strategy makes an important distinction between drugs as items of consumption within the United States, and drugs as commodities in the illicit market. Footnotes, charts, tables, appendixes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Cocaine; Drug Policy; Drug treatment programs; Federal drug laws; Federal programs; Hallucinogens; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement; Juvenile drug abusers; Marijuana
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