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Publication Understanding the Enemy: An Informational Overview of Substance Abuse in Ohio

November 1, 1989    NCJ 125078

The first four chapters provide a context for the factual information by describing citizen attitudes toward drug and alcohol abuse, patterns of use and abuse, the societal costs of substance abuse, and the link between drugs and crime. The fifth chapter provides a series of articles on specific substance abuse issues including crack cocaine, alcohol, juvenile drug gangs, the drug impact on children, law enforcement considerations, the U.S. history of drug abuse, successful treatment programs, and pros and cons of legalization. William Bennett, drug czar of the Bush Administration, outlines his policy of consequences and confrontation. Chapter references.


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