ERIC Number: ED364813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking the Cycle of Drug Abuse. 1993 Interim National Drug Control Strategy.
Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC.
This Interim Drug Strategy is intended to give a new sense of direction and to reinvigorate the nation's efforts against drug trafficking and abuse. The preface to the report lists eight new strategies that the Administration will implement: (1) make drug policy a cornerstone of domestic and social policy; (2) target pregnant women, children, and others at-risk for drug use; (3) target hard-core drug users for treatment; (4) reduce drug-related violence; (5) promote certainty of punishment; (6) support research to assist treatment providers to more effectively treat drug addicts; (7) reinvent drug control programs; and (8) seek to increase international commitment to narcotics control. It is noted that the Administration's immediate efforts will include several straightforward initiatives that are the foundation for a new National Drug Control Strategy. These four initiatives are described in the four major sections of this interim report. Section I focuses on reducing demand. Section II emphasizes reducing drug-related violence. Section III concentrates on streamlining government and empowering communities. Section IV centers on providing international leadership and supporting the anti-drug policies around the world. The conclusion notes that the anti-drug effort will not be just a federal undertaking, but will be a collaborative one that includes state and local governments, the private sector, schools, religious institutions, community groups, and the efforts of individual Americans. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC.