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Title: Data Snapshot: Drug Abuse in America, 1998
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 117
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Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-049612-8
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After outlining key elements of the national drug control strategy and providing program budget information as well as a description of the performance measurement system, this report presents data on drug use, drug treatment, and the consequences of drug use.
Abstract: The report indicates that overall, drug use is down substantially. Since 1979 the number of users of any illicit drugs has declined from 25.4 million to 13 million, a decline of 50 percent. The Nation is moving away from cocaine; use of cocaine is down from its peak in 1985 of 5.7 million users to 1.7 million in 1996, a decline of 70 percent. Use of marijuana is down from 23.8 million users in 1979 to 10.1 million in 1996, a decline of 58 percent. Use Appears to have stabilized in the household population. Although there is some modest good news, especially regarding attitudes, drug use, primarily of marijuana, is still a serious problem among youth. In addition, both heroin and methamphetamine use are increasing. This report also provides information and data on the Media Campaign/Drug Free Communities Act, the consequences of drug use, drug treatment, and supply reduction policy and successes, with attention to price and purity. Extensive graphic data
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug Policy; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Performance requirements; Trend analysis
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