Accession Number : ADA326389

Title :   The War on Drugs: Measuring the Effectiveness of National Guard Efforts in Preventing Drug use Among America's Youth.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Glover, Carlos R.

PDF Url : ADA326389

Report Date : 09 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Active since 1987 in drug interdiction and other counter supply operations, the National Guard has recently completed a pilot program in Drug Demand Reduction, utilizing the states of New Mexico and New York as models. The initial success experienced by National Guard prevention efforts in each of these states indicates that the Guard can potentially be an effective force in conducting certain aspects of prevention operations at the state and local levels. Its resources, particularly the manpower and training that the Guard can bring to bear in this area, could make a significant difference if used properly to facilitate and support youth prevention efforts. The intent of this research project is to determine the effectiveness of specific National Guard prevention efforts in reducing the demand for illegal drugs among the youth of our country. The results of this study could be utilized to validate current programs and to target future National Guard initiatives in the prevention arena on a national, state, or community wide basis.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *DRUG INTERDICTION, NEW YORK, MANPOWER, NEW MEXICO, MILITARY TRAINING, PILOT STUDIES, DRUG SMUGGLING, DRUG ABUSE, YOUTH.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE