ERIC Number: ED054460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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[White House Press Releases on Drug Abuse.]
Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.
This collection of documents is concerned, specifically, with the problem of drug abuse in the U. S. and the coordinated attack planned by the President's proposed Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. The office would not be concerned, directly, with problems of reducing drug supply or with the law enforcement aspects of abuse control, but rather with the development of a reliable set of social indicators which clearly show the nature, extent, and trends in the drug abuse problem and the kinds of workload measures which will tell us what kinds of progress we are making. Two initial priorities must be the prevention of additional drug abusers and treatment for those who are already addicted. Essentially, the Special Action Office is designed to coordinate and direct a coherent national strategy and to convert this strategy into an integrated set of drug abuse programs which utilize fully available resources. It is conceived as the "missing link" to round out and make effective a total domestic drug abuse effort. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.