ERIC Number: ED467825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Drug Control Strategy, 2002.
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 three sections. "Stopping Use Before It Starts: Education and Community Action" highlights the importance of prevention programs and the governments commitment to funding such endeavors. "Healing Americas Drug Users: Getting Treatment Resources Where They Are Needed" offers an overview of the problem and information on programs and treatments that have been shown to be effective. "Disrupting the Market: Attacking the Economic Basis of the Drug Trade" outlines strategies for reducing the drug supply at home as well as at its source. Tables summarizing the Presidents fiscal year 2003 budget for drug control programs follow these sections. That section is followed by a data appendix covering a range of drug-related topics, including patterns of drug use, information about drug treatment, trends in drug supply and total consumption, drug-related arrests, and arrests of individuals who tested positive for drugs at time of arrest. (GCP)
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, Tables (Data)
For full text: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC.