ERIC Number: ED406311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The National Drug Control Strategy, 1997.
Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC.
This federal document offers a comprehensive approach to reduce demand for illegal drugs and decrease their availability. Supported by statistical tables and graphs, the summary is divided into six sections. "The Purpose and Nature of the Strategy" outlines a 10-year plan for drug interdiction and reduction and identifies the elements of that plan. "America's Drug Abuse Profile" offers an overview of the problem with a graphic and statistical analysis of the pertinent information. "Strategic Goals and Objectives" outlines five goals of the drug strategy and supports them with immediate objectives. The five goals are: (1) educate and enable America's youth to reject illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco; (2) increase the safety of America's citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence; (3) reduce health and social costs to the public of illegal drug use; (4) shield America's air, land, and sea frontiers from the drug threat; and (5) break foreign and domestic drug sources of supply. "A Comprehensive Approach" broadens the initiative to include educational, law enforcement and community programs across the country. "Resources to Implement the Strategy" provides a statistical and graphical analysis of the funding allocated for the effort. The final section, "Consultation," indicates that the lines of communication will remain open among the government, its citizens, and their allies in the drug war. (MJP)
Descriptors: Crime, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Rehabilitation, Federal Programs, Illegal Drug Use, Law Enforcement, National Programs, Public Health, Public Policy, Self Destructive Behavior, Social Problems, Special Health Problems
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC.