The Drug Abuse Hustle

Kurtz, Howie
April 1978
New Republic;4/15/78, Vol. 178 Issue 15, p9
Criticizes U.S. President Richard Nixon's drug abuse control program under the federal agency, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Author's criticism against Nixon's overzealous use of the U.S. government's police powers in eliminating the drug abuse problem; NIDA support of a network of experts on the mental-health approach to the drug abuse problem; Use of taxpayers' money by members of NIDA to hire one another to study, quantify, assist and evaluate drug abuse policy; Failure of the NIDA research project which involved the showing of pornographic movies to subjects using marijuana and measuring their responses. INSET: The New American Hustlers..


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