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By Jonathan Caulkins

Within the battle on medications, youngsters are at the entrance strains. is simply asserting no safeguard sufficient? The authors learn the result of well known institution drug prevention courses to figure out how powerful they're at decreasing cocaine use and even if those courses are funds good spent, compared to drug-enforcement or drug-treatment courses.

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Everingham, James Chiesa, Shawn Bushway Page iv The research described in this report was supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Substance Abuse Policy Research Program and by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SER-9357936. Additional support was provided by Carnegie Mellon University and by RAND's Drug Policy Research Center with funding from the Ford Foundatin. ]. p. cm. MR-923-RWJ. Includes bibliographical references. 09'17'0973dc21 99-19931 CIP RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.

2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Base Estimates and Ranges of Effect, Discounted and Undiscounted, for All Drugs Considered 175 Page xix Summary Of the various possible approaches toward alleviating America's problems with illicit drugs, the greatest emphasisin both political rhetoric and dollars allocatedhas long been placed on enforcement against traffickers, dealers, and users. Recently, however, public-opinion polls have shown strong support for preventioneven a preference in some cases.

For more on the media campaign, see ONDCP (1998). Page 5 future research, and facilitates reestimating effectiveness as better information becomes available. Of course, where estimates may take on any value across a substantial range, readers may be understandably suspicious that the analysts have chosen values to suit their prejudices. To avoid that, we have taken pains to ensure that our conceptual framework is clear and rigorously lays out what factors influence prevention's cost-effectiveness.

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