ERIC Number: ED427107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Take Action on 5 Policies America Must Adopt To Reduce and Prevent Substance Abuse.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
The Join Together National Policy Panel presents five policies that can help communities reduce and prevent substance abuse. They are: (1) compel substance abuse treatment for criminal offenders; (2) ensure that every person who has an addiction gets treatment; (3) make substance abuse prevention an urgent priority in every community; (4) increase taxes on alcohol and tobacco; and (5) provide media time for counter-advertisements portraying the health risks associated with alcohol that is equal to the time spent promoting alcohol. These policies will help every community develop a comprehensive strategy for reducing alcohol, illicit drugs, and tobacco use that is coordinated across institutions and among individual citizens. Ramifications of each policy are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Health Education, Policy Formation, Prevention, Public Policy, Substance Abuse, Taxes, Therapy
Join Together, 441 Stuart Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116; Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394; Web site: www.jointogether.org ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.