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dc.contributor.advisorApps, Hannah J., 1955-
dc.contributor.authorRyder, Matthew
dc.descriptionvi, 60 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States is facing one of its worst opioid epidemics in its history. From street heroin to prescription drugs, many Americans are addicted to opiates. This Senior Individualized Project (SIP) sets to find out how to stop this epidemic and prevent future epidemics happening in the future. There are two common ways for attacking illicit drug use: 1) incarceration and 2) substance abuse treatment. The goal of this SIP is to find which of the two has the better impact both economically and personally on those affected by drug abuse. This question asked is answered by looking at various policies implemented by countries, interviews with illicit opioid use, and a cost-benefit analysis comparing prisons and substance abuse clinics. The findings will help determine how to combat illicit drug use for the future.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Economics and Business Senior Individualized Projects Collection
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dc.titleMethods of Alleviating Drug Abuse : A Comparison Between Substance Abuse Treatment and Incarcerationen_US
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    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) completed in the Economics and Business Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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