ERIC Number: ED038723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Governor's Conference on Drug Dependence and Abuse. An Occasional Paper of the Honors College.
Milliken, William G.; And Others
The Piton, v1 n3 Special Issue
Following Governor Milliken's address, Dr. Dana Farnsworth defines the problem in terms of who's involved, to what extent, and with which drugs. His presentation focuses primarily on the motives of affluent young people who experiment with or become dependent upon hallucinogens, marihuana and amphetamines. He deals extensively with the drastically changing psychological environment of adolescents, their resultant unhappiness with life and society, and the use of marihuana as a special symbol of this dissatisfaction. The relationship between the control of drug use, and the balance between the respective rights of society and the individual is explored. A case is made for more rational drug laws. Dr. Jerome Jaffe of the Illinois Department of Mental Health talks about solutions. Components of a strategy are listed, along with their underlying assumptions. He elaborates on the State of Illinois' response to compulsive drug users. The premises and principles of a multimodality pilot treatment program of the Illinois Narcotic Advisory Counsel are discussed. Reactions and discussions are included. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Honors Coll.
Note: Paper presented at The Governor's Conference on Drug Dependence and Abuse, East Lansing, Michigan, December 8, 1969