Accession Number:

ADA277231

Title:

A Cost Analysis of a Navy Drug Abuse Education Program

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This thesis is the study of the cost associated with expanding the Navys drug abuse education program as a means of controlling the Navys drug abuse problem. It focuses on the former Navy Drug and Alcohol Safety Action Program NADSAP now the Personal Responsibility and Values Education and Training PREVENT course. The thesis asks the questions What are the characteristics of the Navys drug population What are the costsbenefits of the Navys Level III rehabilitation program What are the costs of separating sailors who use illegal drugs What are the costsbenefits of the Navys drug education program In conclusion, the thesis proposes that the Navys drug education program is the most cost-effective alternative and should be expanded. It also suggest that the appropriate mix of education, rehabilitation, and separation would balance the marginal benefits per dollar for each alternative. Drugs, PREVENT, Navy, Military.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE