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NCJ Number: 143053 Find in a Library
Title: Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (H.R. 5210, 100th Congress): Highlights of Enacted Bill
Author(s): C Doyle; H Hogan; E Klebe; R Perl
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 22
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Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Anti-Drug Abuse Act (ADAA) of 1988 contains provisions that relate to virtually every aspect of the Federal effort to control drug abuse.
Abstract: Of 10 titles, the principal titles are concerned with: (1) increased penalties for offenses related to drug trafficking, the creation of new Federal offenses and regulatory requirements, changes in criminal procedures, and general increases in funding authorizations for drug law enforcement; (2) the organization and coordination of Federal drug control efforts; (3) the reduction of drug demand through increased treatment and prevention efforts; (4) the reduction of drug production abroad and international trafficking in illicit drugs; and (5) sanctions designed to put added pressure on drug users (user accountability). The ADAA projected the total Federal drug control budget for fiscal year 1989 to be about $6.5 billion. Highlights of the ADAA are summarized as they relate to the coordination of Federal drug control efforts, user accountability, penalties, criminal procedures, law enforcement funding, treatment, prevention, education, and drunk driving prevention.
Main Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug law enforcement; Drug manufacturing; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; Drug treatment; Federal regulations
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