ERIC Number: ED472571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Drugs and the Internet: An Overview of the Threat to America's Youth.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
This report is an overview of the threat that certain Internet websites pose to adolescents and young adults in the United States. This preliminary baseline is intended to assist policymakers in countering this threat to America's youth. This report focuses on websites that promote or facilitate the production, use, and sale of MDMA, GHB, and LSD, three significant "club drugs." A full strategic assessment addressing the Internet drug threat in greater depth will follow this overview report. In producing the strategic assessment, the National Drug Intelligence Center will coordinate with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal law enforcement agencies as appropriate. The assessment's descriptions and analysis will provide a more comprehensive view of the status and magnitude of Internet activity and will be provided to national-level policymakers and law enforcement personnel to further their understanding of this threat. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Illegal Drug Use, Internet, Law Enforcement, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Young Adults
For full text: http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs/682/682p.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.