ERIC Number: ED234289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Federal Strategy for Prevention of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking, 1982. Prepared for the President Pursuant to the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972.
Office of Policy Development, Washington, DC.
This document describes the Federal response to drug abuse and drug trafficking. The actions of President Reagan, in Executive Order 12368, establishing an official advisor on drug abuse policy matters, and the priorities, issues, and objectives (international cooperation, drug law enforcement, education and prevention, detoxification and treatment, and research) of the Administration's overall effort, are reviewed in an initial section. Each of the five major elements of the 1982 strategy is explored in detail in the following chapters. "Drug Abuse in the United States" presents information on the use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs such as sedatives/depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, and alcohol. The program for international cooperation is detailed in the next chapter, including foreign policy initiatives, crop control, development and enforcement assistance, regional strategies, and the roles and functions of international organizations. The section on drug law enforcement deals with border operations, domestic enforcement, intelligence, and prescription drugs. Education and prevention strategies highlighted include efforts of state and federal agencies, and programs sponsored by private business. The chapter on detoxification and treatment highlights financing, general health care, and private sector efforts. Research initiatives are also outlined. A special section on drug and alcohol abuse in the Armed Forces is included. The appendices contain the text of Executive Order 12368, a listing of federal departments and agencies with drug abuse program responsibilities, and a budget summary. (MCF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Armed Forces, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Foreign Policy, Illegal Drug Use, Law Enforcement, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Public Policy
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Policy Development, Washington, DC.