Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988

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Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles
  • Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988
  • Anti-Drug Abuse Amendments Act of 1988
  • Asset Forfeiture Amendments Act of 1988
  • Bureau of Land Management Drug Enforcement Supplemental Authority Act
  • Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988
  • Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act of 1988
  • Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Amendments Act of 1988
  • Drug-Free Public Housing Act of 1988
  • Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
  • Drunk Driving Prevention Act of 1988
  • Federal Aviation Administration Drug Enforcement Assistance Act of 1988
  • Insular Areas Drug Abuse Amendments of 1988
  • International Narcotics Control Act of 1988
  • Justice Department Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Enhancement Act of 1988
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Amendments of 1988
  • Minor and Technical Criminal Law Amendments Act of 1988
  • Money Laundering Prosecution Improvements Act of 1988
  • National Commission on Measured Responses to Achieve a Drug-Free America by 1995 Authorization Act
  • National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988
  • Native Hawaiian Health Care Act of 1988
  • Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988
  • Truck and Bus Safety and Regulatory Reform Act of 1988
  • Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act of 1988
  • Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1989
Long title An Act to prevent the manufacturing, distribution, and use of illegal drugs, and for other purposes.
Acronyms (colloquial) ADAA, ADTSA
Nicknames Alcohol and Drug Traffic Safety Act of 1988
Enacted by the 100th United States Congress
Effective November 18, 1988
Public Law 100-690
Statutes at Large 102 Stat. 4181
Titles amended 21 U.S.C.: Food and Drugs
U.S.C. sections created 21 U.S.C. ch. 20, subch. I § 1501 et seq.
Legislative history

The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100–690, 102 Stat. 4181, enacted November 18, 1988, H.R. 5210) is a major law of the so-called "War on Drugs" passed by the U.S. Congress which did two significant things:

  1. Created the policy goal of a drug-free America; and
  2. Established the Office of National Drug Control Policy[1]

The media campaign mentioned in the act later became the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.

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