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Title: National Drug Policy: A Review of the Status of the Drug War
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on Government Reform and Oversight
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 99
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Publication Number: 104-486
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United States of America

US Congress
House Cmtte on Government Reform and Oversight
Washington, DC 20515
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report on the status of the national war on drugs, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives, indicates drug use has been markedly rising over the past 3 to 4 years, especially among juveniles.
Abstract: Rising juvenile drug use and violent juvenile crime are integrally related and have tended to feed on each other. Objective indicators of the overall attention being devoted to antidrug messages in the media and by national leaders have been lower during the past several years than at any time in recent history. Further, objective indicators of Federal support for counterdrug efforts, particularly for drug interdiction, show a substantial reduction in resources committed to key areas. Strategies adopted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy have exhibited two conscious policy shifts, one toward greater drug treatment emphasis within the demand reduction component and one toward greater source country emphasis within the supply reduction component. The report discusses the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, various Federal efforts to control drug use, drug prevention programs, drug interdiction and supply reduction, drug production in source countries, drug treatment, drug testing, and drug task forces. Criticisms of Federal drug control policies are noted, and recommendations to improve these policies are offered. 123 endnotes
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988; Drug abuse; Drug law enforcement; Drug manufacturing; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Drug smuggling; Drug testing; Drug treatment; Drug use; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Media coverage; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: DCC. Report presented to the 104th Congress, 2nd Session
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