Learning Objectives

After you read this chapter, you will be able to:

16.1 Distinguish between the different types of commonly abused drugs.
16.2 Describe key factors associated with the various trends of substance use in the United States.
16.3 Summarize the key links between drugs and crime.
16.4 Outline some of policies and/or programs aimed at reducing drug use.
16.5 Discuss what should be considered in future policies on substance use.