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NCJ Number: 99775 Find in a Library
Title: Reported Federal Drug Abuse Expenditures - Fiscal Years 1981 to 1985
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Publication Number: GAO/GGD-85-61
Sale Source: US Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interviews and document reviews at 15 of the 33 Federal agencies which report expenditures for drug law enforcement and drug abuse prevention and treatment programs confirmed that the Federal Drug Abuse Budget Summary fairly reflects the overall level of outlays by such Federal agencies.
Abstract: The summary is an informal document prepared by the White House Drug Abuse Policy Office with the help of the Office of Management and Budget. Targeting fiscal years 1981 to 1985, this review, conducted between November 1984 and March 1985, found that criteria used to report drug-related expenditures varied among the agencies. Total Federal outlays for drug abuse programs increased over 40 percent between 1981 and 1985, exceeding the inflation rate by approximately 19 percent. Breakdowns of the total outlay show that expenditures for law enforcement programs exceeded the inflation rate by 51 percent, while prevention and treatment programs spending showed an actual decline. Increases in drug law enforcement outlays, however, were primarily due to agencies' internal reprogramming, although some new funds have been appropriated by Congress. Federal drug abuse prevention and treatment outlays decreased with the implementation of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Block Grant in 1982. Tables and graphs are included.
Index Term(s): Budgets; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Employment and expenditure data; Federal programs; US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
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