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NCJ Number: 34370 Find in a Library
Title: DRUG ABUSE AND THE COMMUNITY - A MODEL FOR THE EFFECTIVE COORDINATION OF PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND TREATMENT RESOURCES
Journal: DRUG FORUM  Volume:4  Issue:4  Dated:(1975)  Pages:295-309
Author(s): B SUGARMAN; C LACHAPELLE
Corporate Author: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS A MODEL OF THE BASIC COMPONENTS NECESSARY IN A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY PROGRAM TO COMBAT DRUG ABUSE.
Abstract: THE ROLE OF THE COORDINATION (POLICY AND MANAGEMENT COMPONENT (DRUG COUNCIL) IS EMPHASIZED AS BEING CRUCIAL TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM. FOUR MAJOR COMPONENTS ARE DEFINED AND DISCUSSED: PREVENTION, TREATMENT (INCLUDING AFTERCARE), CONTROL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND COORDINATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY MAKING FOR THE ABOVE COMPONENTS. RECRUITMENT OF THOSE IN NEED OF TREATMENT IS CONSIDERED AS INVOLVING BOTH CASE-FINDING AND OUTREACH OR MOTIVATING THE INDIVIDUAL TO ENTER TREATMENT. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE IDENTIFIED AS PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN BOTH CASE-FINDING AND MOTIVATION THROUGH THE JUDICIAL PROCESS AND THE PRESENTATION OF TREATMENT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO JAIL. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IS SEEN AS IMPORTANT IN CREATING THE DRUG COUNCIL INITIALLY AND IN KEEPING PRESSURE ON IT TO RECTIFY SHORTCOMINGS IN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IN ITS DIFFERENT FACETS. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. APPENDED ARE HYPOTHETICAL BUDGETS FOR TWO DRUG COUNCILS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community resources; Crime Control Programs; Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Model programs
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