Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish between the different types of drugs.
  2. Identify trends pertaining to alcohol use in the United States.
  3. Describe key factors associated with the various trends of substance use in the United States.
  4. Summarize the key links between drugs and crime.
  5. Compare and contrast eradication and interdiction strategies.
  6. Discuss key aspects of drug courts, such as how they differ from traditional criminal courts.
  7. State the main features of harm reduction programs.
  8. Evaluate some of the pros and cons of maintenance and decriminalization policy.
  9. Determine what should be incorporated in future policies on substance use.