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The Quest for Drug ControlPolitics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963-1981$
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David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300090369

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300090369.001.0001

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The First Nixon Administration: Treatment and Rehabilitation

The First Nixon Administration: Treatment and Rehabilitation

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(p.72) Chapter 3 The First Nixon Administration: Treatment and Rehabilitation
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The Quest for Drug Control
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David F. Musto

Pamela Korsmeyer

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300090369.003.0003

This chapter continues the discussion of the efforts of the Nixon administration to curb the drug use issue, but this time with a focus on treatment and rehabilitation. From the initial efforts to act against drug use as a crime, these new efforts were more concerned with public health measures. It notes that there were a number of strengths to the approach of the Nixon administration: funding levels for treatment and rehabilitation were high and problems of drug use within the military were addressed. In addition, the chapter takes a look at Nixon's antipathy towards the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) and the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD).

Keywords:   treatment, rehabilitation, public health measures, funding levels, military drug use, HEW, BNDD

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