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26:2bb-1. Findings, Declarations

The Legislature finds and declares that: alcoholism and drug abuse are major health problems facing the residents of this State; aspects of these problems extend into many areas under various State departments; placement in, but not of, the State Department of the Treasury is the most appropriate and logical location for focusing a coordinated planning and review effort to ameliorate these problems and for establishing a Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse as an independent coordinating, planning, research and review body regarding all aspects of alcoholism and drug abuse; and a merger of the Division of Alcoholism and the Division of Narcotic and Drug Abuse Control within the State Department of Health will enhance the effectiveness of the State's role in formulating comprehensive and integrated public policy and providing effective treatment, prevention and public awareness efforts against alcoholism and drug abuse.

The Legislature further finds and declares that: as the cooperation and active participation of all communities in the State is necessary to achieve the goal of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse, there should be established within the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, an Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, to unite the communities of this State in a coordinated and comprehensive effort; and that the full resources of this State including counties, municipalities and residents of the State must be mobilized in a persistent and sustained manner in order to achieve a response capable of meaningfully addressing not only the symptoms but the root causes of this pervasive problem.

L. 1989, c. 51, s. 1.

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New Jersey
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Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy
January 16, 2018 -
Democratic
1-609-292-6000
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ, 08625

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