470-Drug Policy Slides

Substance abuse policy perspectives perspectives

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Unformatted text preview: ate with the highest per capita rate of methamphetamine addiction in the nation, methamphetamine user’s account for 85 percent of burglaries. Methamphetamine not only has a crime impact but also a major impact on the individual user. Substance Abuse Policy Perspectives Perspectives Need for vigorous enforcement policies. (OR) Laws that make drugs illegal and policies of enforcement simply make drugs more expensive thus increasing non drug crime. Attack the need for drugs as a social problem and regulate distribution. Dichotomy of our approach to alcohol. According to a 2007 survey of jail and state prison inmates by the U.S Department of Justice, more crimes and especially violent crimes, are committed under the influence of alcohol than all illicit drugs combined. Legalization issue is in the hands of the legislature an...
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