Richard Bonnie

Integrating Supply and Demand Reduction Strategies for Drug Abuse Prevention

CO-AUTHORS Mary Ann Pentz and Donald R. Shopland
PUBLISHER
American Behavioral Scientist
DATE
1996
 

Abstract

Analyzes the utility of an integrated concept of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug abuse prevention that encompasses supply and demand-side interventions, legal controls, and traditional forms of prevention programing. Legal regulation can influence the prevalence, patterns, and circumstances of the consumption of potentially harmful substances in many ways. Supply reduction approaches to drug abuse aim at controlling or reducing access to drugs, while demand reduction approaches focus on increasing an individual's capacity to resist drugs through educational or behavioral training programs. Integrating supply and demand reduction strategies requires policies that include funding and institutionalization of demand reduction programs, education for lobby groups to support prevention and prevention-oriented drug policies, and maintenance of healthy community partnerships that bring together policy makers and educators. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Citation

Richard J. Bonnie, Mary Ann Pentz & Donald R. Shopland, Integrating Supply and Demand Reduction Strategies for Drug Abuse Prevention, 39 American Behavioral Scientist 897-910 (1996).
 

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