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America's War on Drugs--A Timeline

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS - A TIMELINE Richard Nixon declares a war on drugs, calling drug abuse "public enemy number one." 1971 The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is created to help other agencies combat drug abuse. 1973 Nancy Reagan begins the "Just Say No" campaign for children to avoid drug use. 1984 The signing of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 creates mandatory legal penalties for various drug offenses, which many criticize as contributing to racial disparity in prisons. 1986 Crack cocaine is involved in 46 percent of all arrests in New York City. 1989 NY The number of illegal drug users in the U.S. drops to 12 million. This number would rise to 16 million in 2001. 1992 The Office of National Drug Control Policy finds that illegal drug use among middle and high schoolers has dropped to a low of 14.8 percent. 2008 Colorado and Washington state legalize the use of marijuana. They are followed by Alaska and Oregon in 2014. 2012 MIRAMAR GETTING WELL STAYING WELL

America's War on Drugs--A Timeline

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While many argue that addicts should be sent to drug rehab in order to make a full recovery, the fact remains that the legal policies of the “War on Drugs” have put many behind bars. Here’s a ti...


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