A rational approach to formulating public policy on substance abuse

Donald Trunkey, Carol Bonnono

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    Abstract

    Unlike alcohol, which is legal and regulated, current public policy makes drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and marijuana illegal. This article summarizes the history of drug and alcohol use in the United States, compares our public policies on alcohol to those on drugs, and shows the direct link between alcohol or drug use and crime, corruption, violence, and health problems in other countries and in our own. A rational approach to formulating a workable public policy is presented.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
    Volume59
    Issue number3 SUPPL.
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2005

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    Public Policy
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Alcohols
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    Methamphetamine
    Heroin
    Crime
    Cannabis
    Cocaine
    Violence
    History
    Health

    Keywords

    • Alcohol
    • Cocaine
    • Heroin
    • Public policy
    • Substance abuse

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    • Surgery

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    A rational approach to formulating public policy on substance abuse. / Trunkey, Donald; Bonnono, Carol.

    In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Vol. 59, No. 3 SUPPL., 09.2005.

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