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3) Interdiction refers to stopping drugs from moving across this country’s borders, via the Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Customs Service, the Border Patrol, and the U.S. military. These groups face a daunting task: The United States has 12,000 miles of coastline and 7,500 miles of land borders, and each year 200,000 ships and boats, 600,000 aircraft, 200 million cars, and 500 million people cross U.S. borders. As a result, agents only manage to seize a tiny share of the drugs that enter the U.S. 4) Treatment – Drug treatment programs focus on helping people who are
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Unformatted text preview: struggling with addiction to kick their habits. In the early 1970s, the Nixon administration expanded drug treatment programs that offered methadone to treat heroine addicts. These programs simply replaced one form of addiction with another. Treatment has two significant limitations: 1) there are not enough public treatment programs to help all those who need them, and 2) these programs do nothing to change the environment that pushed people into drugs in the first place....
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