ERIC Number: ED051524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
Narcotic Drug Control in New York State.
New York State Legislature, Albany.
This report concentrates on the analysis and evaluation of programs utilized by New York State's Narcotics Addiction Control Commission (NACC) and concerned with control of narcotic drugs and with those individuals who abuse them. The three key premises, basic to the narcotic drug control programs approved by the state legislature, are: (1) there exists an effective criminal justice system to insure either compulsory commitment to NACC for treatment or the imposition of legal penalties as a sufficient deterrent to the sale or use of narcotics; (2) there are demonstrated, reasonably effective treatment procedures for narcotic addiction; and (3) there exists a tested, satisfactory curriculum plan upon which to base preventive education. This audit, which examines current efforts in these three areas, shows that none has yet been accomplished. It is concluded, however, that the New York State Program is worthy of continuance, that more time is needed to indicate what performance standards might be achievable, and that more funds are needed. (TL)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Legislation, Health Education, Narcotics, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement
New York State ERIC Service, Room 468 EBA, State Education Department, Albany, New York 12224. (Microfiche available at no cost to educators)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Legislature, Albany.