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NCJ Number: 185038 Find in a Library
Title: Enemy Is Us: How to Defeat Drug Abuse and End the "War on Drugs"
Author(s): Robert H. Dowd
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: Hefty Press
Miami, FL 33256-2075
Publication Number: ISBN 0--9653999-7-4
Sale Source: Hefty Press
P.O. Box 56-2075
Miami, FL 33256-2075
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The strategic plan outlined in this book to deal with the drug problem in the United States involves a steady reduction in the recreational use of addictive drugs and the prevention of crime, violence, and corruption that surrounds the illegal drug trade.
Abstract: The strategic plan is specifically designed to accomplish the following: (1) reduce drug use within the general population; (2) eliminate crime, violence, corruption, and incarceration surrounding drug sales; and (3) provide funds and methods to prevent or treat drug addiction. The author contends that the war on drugs, conducted to cut off the supply of drugs, should end immediately because the glut of illegal drugs on the streets is direct evidence that the war on drugs does not work. Once the criminal element is removed from the drug trade, prevention and treatment programs can become effective in the systematic reduction of drug use. The author also emphasizes the importance of national moral renewal as well as a change in laws. References and notes
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Drug Policy; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment programs; United States of America; Violence prevention
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