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Submission + - A Drug Policy for the 21st Century? (whitehouse.gov)

dhomstad writes: The President has put forth a National Drug Control Strategy, allegedly emphasizing prevention over incarceration. It promotes national programs like the Drug Free Communities Support Program which are intended to give youngsters the ability to make healthy decisions in the future. While Americans can all agree on prevention being the priority, we may disagree on the specific policies and programs aimed at prevention. Stanford studies have questioned the cost-effectiveness of programs like DARE (Source http://www.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/ganginterv/criticallook.htm ). Will increases in funding for Screening and Brief Intervention erode personal rights & leach money from tax payers, or will they actually decrease the rate of drug addiction in the United States? Let's see what the /. community thinks...
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A Drug Policy for the 21st Century?

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