Accession Number : ADP004088

Title :   Sense and Nonsense in the Army Drug Prevention Program,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT EUROPE

Personal Author(s) : Ingraham,L. H.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Societal response to crises like the widespread use of illicit drugs follows four phases; denial, recognition, crisis management, and gradual realistic actions to attenuate and solve the problem. With respect to the prevention of drug abuse, the US Army is now approaching resolution of the crisis management stage. In preparation is an extensive revision of the basic regulation, AR 600-85, that holds promise that a little more tinkering with the machinery will assure control of the drug problem in the Army. A recent and publication of the DA DCSPER claims the alcohol/drug abuse prevention and control program returned a division equivalent (over 15,000 soldiers) to duty during FY 1979 (a success rate of 68.9 percent).

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Drug abuse, Prevention, Army, Army personnel, Policies, Therapy, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE