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NCJ Number: 69425 Find in a Library
Title: DRUG ABUSE IN TEXAS - THE PROBLEM AND THE STATE'S RESPONSE
Corporate Author: Texas Dept of Community Affairs
Drug Abuse Prevention Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Texas Dept of Community Affairs
Austin, TX 78711
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STATISTICS ON TRENDS IN DRUG ABUSE BY DRUG TYPE AND BY POPULATION GROUPS AT RISK ARE GIVEN FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS. IN ADDITION, GOVERNMENT POLICIES TO COMBAT ILLICIT DRUG USE ARE LISTED.
Abstract: STATISTICS PRESENTED ON INDICATORS OF DRUG ABUSE IN TEXAS IN THE 1970'S INCLUDE DATA ON DRUG ARRESTS FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION DATA ON THE NUMBER OF DRUG THEFTS BY TYPE, THE NUMBER OF DRUG-RELATED DEATHS FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, THE LEADING DRUGS OF ABUSE BY SELECTED EMERGENCY ROOM FACILITIES IN DALLAS AND SAN ANTONIO, AND THE NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS TO FEDERALLY FUNDED DRUG TREATMENT FACILITIES. SIGNIFICANT TRENDS IN DRUG ABUSE BY DRUG TYPE, INCLUDING DEPRESSANTS, INHALANTS, MARIJUANA, NARCOTICS, AND OTHER DRUGS ARE IDENTIFIED. STATISTICS INDICATING THAT WOMEN, ETHNIC MINORITIES, AND YOUTH ARE POPULATION GROUPS AT GREATER RISK OF DRUG ABUSE ARE DISCUSSED. SPECIFIC POLICIES OF THE TDCA/DAPD FOR CURTAILMENT OF DRUG ABUSE ARE DESCRIBED IN THE SEVERAL FUNCTIONAL AREAS. THE STRATEGY OF THE TEXAS DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION DIVISION OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (TDCA/DAPD) INCLUDES DISSUADING THE NONUSER FROM EXPERIMENTING WITH DRUGS, DETERRING THE OCCASIONAL USER OR EXPERIMENTER FROM PROGRESSING TO THE ABUSE OF DRUGS, MAKING TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR ABUSERS OF DRUGS, AND HELPING THE FORMER ABUSER REGAIN HIS PLACE AS A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF SOCIETY. TABLES AND GRAPHS ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Drug abuse; Texas
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