While seeking to act within the framework of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs, the cornerstone of the counternarcotics regime, countries have adopted a variety of supply-side and demand-side measures. This paper, drafted in response to a request from the Partnership for the Americas Commission for a survey of experience and studies on addressing narcotics trafficking, reviews experience with both supply and demand side strategies for controlling narcotics trafficking and drug use.

Counternarcotics Policy Overview, 2008

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