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

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November 1989
This report outlines the problem of substance abuse in Ohio and efforts by the State and Federal authorities to fight the drug war.

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.

Date Published: November 1, 1989