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Title: Promising Strategies To Reduce Substance Abuse
Corporate Author: Drug Strategies
United States of America
Date Published: September 2000
Page Count: 94
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Strategies
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This assessment of the most effective strategies used nationwide to reduce illicit drug and alcohol abuse and related crimes is intended to guide communities by identifying the core elements of promising strategies and illustrating these strategies with examples of programs that are making a difference locally; programs were selected to represent urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Abstract: Prevention, treatment, and law enforcement strategies, discussed in separate chapters, act in concert with one another, comprehensively addressing substance abuse in various contexts. Collaboration among law enforcement, health, and social service agencies can help reduce demand, which fuels drug trafficking activities, often involving violence and crime. Treating addicts and preventing the onset of drug use can complement law enforcement efforts to reduce supply. Most of the promising programs highlighted in the report have existed for at least 3 years, demonstrating their durability. All of the programs have been successful in meeting their goals. For each program the report provides information vital to community replication, broken down into four categories. A program description outlines the goals and logistics of the program. A section on "challenges" describes the obstacles to implementing and/or operating the program, and in most cases how those obstacles were overcome or are currently being addressed. A section on "costs" outlines either the annual budget of the program or the cost of serving an individual over the course of the program. Finally, a section on "program results" details the effectiveness of the program in meeting goals and objectives. 103 notes
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques
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