DOCUBNIT EBSUMB 07141 - (B2697766] [iCventory of Federal Drug-abuse Prograaa]. PAD-78-39; B-175425. December 22, 1977. 2 PF- Report to Rep. Lester I. iolff, Chairman, House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control; by Robert P. Keller, Deputy Coaptrcller General. Contact: Program Analysis Div. Organization Concerned: Department of Health, Education, and iclfare. Congressional Relevance: House Select Committee on Narcotics buse and Control. Rep. Lester L. Wolff. r.thonity: Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-255;87 Stat. 77; 21 U.S.C. 1171). A sur'ey-based inventory of Federal drug-abuse ptriglrs and related activities was compiled. Some ag&9encies, en firct questicned, were not aware of legislative aendates affecting their agency. Once informed, manydrug did supply program data. Some agencies did not provide all of the reamasted information on all programs benefiting drug abusers or narcotics addicts. Host of these agencies vere within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfaro. Ageacies with demand reduction programs were not prorer.ting a budget line tiame for these programs. Many agency responses had minor tectanical problems, including incomplete legal citations, program names, or obligation data. (BBS) ;COMPTROLLER $ ,5 ; e GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES WAIHINGTCaN D.C. 2054 B-175425 December 22, 1977 The Honorable Lester- L. Wolff Chairman, Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control United States House of Representatives Dear Mr. Chairman: In your letter of April 6, 1977, you requested our assistance in the development of a summary of Federal narcotics abuse and control pro.grams, to be published by the Select Committee as a part of its Congressional Resource Cuide, including nrc-ram authorization and finar.cial infcrmation for fiscal years 19s9 and 1975. As agreed to with your representatives our participation was limited to the develcpment of an inventory of Federal drug abuse nrocrams and related activities based on a survey of selected a;encies, tabulation of responses, and submittal to the Coramittee o;it-out detailed verification or conclusions. An early draft of the inventory was provided to your representatives on August 31, 1977. At that time, we advised them of the followi.- observa- tions b-sed on our work: --some agencies when first questioned were not aware of legislative drug mandates affectrin their agencv: oncp informed and after further research, many did supply program data, --some agencies did rat provide all the requested informaticn on all progra-s bencfittin- 'drugabusers or narcotics addicts most of these -ere agencies within the reartment of Health, Iduc--:in, and Welfare: --agencies :-ith demand reduction progra-s were not presenti-. a budget line itemI for these prczrams, as rezuired bv section 4"' t- Eb Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L..92-255, 87 Stat. 77, 21 U.S.C. 1171); and --many agency responses had minor technical problems, in:luding incomplete legal citations, pro;ram names, or obligation data. Your representatives requested that we fill the minor information gaps to the extent tractical. They advised us that the Cor-unittee would follow- up with those agencies that did not provide all the needed program and financial data. PAD-78-39 of thle updated inventory to On November 23, 1977, we delivered a copy the Committee representatives This version reflects the results of ourin transmittal completes our work follow-up inquiries and research. This I hope the information will prove response to -,our April 6, 1977, request. of the resource guide. usefal to ycar Committee and other users Sincerely yours, R.F. K1LCER Comptroller General of the United States cc: jr. Staats Mr. Keller Mr. Havens (PIED) Mr. Crowther (PAD) Mr. Myers (PAD) Mr. Uunter (PAD) Mr. Jaxel (PAD) Mr. Hill (PAiD) OCR Index and Files WLeake:sjh 12/19/77 -2-
Inventory of Federal Drug-Abuse Programs
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1977-12-22.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)