ERIC Number: ED259251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Current Status of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (September 22, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This document contains transcripts of witness testimony, prepared statements, and supplemental materials from the Congressional hearing called to examine the current status of drug abuse prevention and treatment programs in the United States. Witnesses include Dr. Edward N. Brandt, the assistant secretary for health of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. William Pollin, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, who outline the current extent of the drug problem, some of its negative consequences, and the role the Department of Health and Human Services is playing in combating the problem; two former drug addicts who discuss their experiences; and two panels of witnesses. The first panel consists of Thomas Kirkpatick, Jr., the executive director of the Illinois Dangerous Drugs Commission; John Gustafson, the deputy director of the Division of Substance Abuse Services for New York state; and Richard Russo, the assistant commissioner of health for the state of New Jersey. The second panel consists of Dr. Anderson Johnson, the director of the Health Behavior Research Institute; Sue Rusche, the executive director of Families in Action in Atlanta, Georgia; and Dr. Mel J. Riddile, the director of Straight, Inc. for greater Washington. Appendices contain the 1982 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, selected articles on drug abuse, and an outline for Narcotics Anonymous groups. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.