Summary: H.R.5334 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part I (08/14/1986)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Energy and Commerce with amendment, H. Rept. 99-792 (Part I))

Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1986 - Title I: Financial Assistance to States and Communities - Amends title XIX (Block Grants) of the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make allotments to States for: (1) treatment and rehabilitation services for persons suffering from drug abuse; (2) substance abuse prevention education programs; (3) community-based substance abuse prevention activities for school-aged children; and (4) education programs relating to the risks of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) among individuals who use drugs. Authorizes appropriations for such allotments.

Title II: Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention; Study - Establishes in the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. Provides that the Agency shall be headed by a Director who shall: (1) sponsor regional workshops on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse; (2) coordinate research findings; (3) develop effective drug and alcohol abuse prevention literature; (4) create public service announcements for radio and television broadcasting; (5) support programs of clinical training of substance abuse counselors and other health professionals; (6) in cooperation with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, develop educational materials to reduce the risks of AIDS among intravenous drug abusers; and (7) administer the allotment program established by this Act.

Establishes an advisory board to advise the Director of the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. Directs the Secretary to contract with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study of: (1) the extent to which coverage of drug abuse treatment is provided by private insurance, public programs, and other sources of payment; and (2) the adequacy of such coverage.

Title III: White House Conference on Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking Control - Directs the President to call a White House Conference on Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking Control to develop recommendations to prevent drug abuse and make treatment services available to drug abusers and to control the illicit trafficking of controlled substances.

Directs the Conference to review: (1) the impact of recently enacted laws on efforts to control trafficking in controlled substances and to prevent drug abuse and treat drug abusers; (2) the recommendations of the President's Commission on Organized Crime as they relate to drug abuse and control of trafficking in controlled substances; (3) the extent to which specified sanctions have been, or should be, used in encouraging foreign states to comply with their international responsibilities respecting controlled substances; and (4) the circumstances contributing to the initiation of illicit drug usage. Requires the Conference to report its findings to the President and the Congress.

Title IV: Designer Drugs - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to include controlled substance analogs (designer drugs) as a schedule I substance.

Title V: Substance Abuse Among Indians - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to coordinate the efforts of their Departments related to alcohol and drug abuse among Indian juveniles.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Director of the Indian Health Services, to develop and implement a program of comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for Indian youths. Requires the Director to report to the Congress on the progress of such program.

Directs the Secretary to utilize existing federally owned structures suitable as residential alcohol and substance abuse treatment centers for Indian youths.

Directs the Secretary to make grants to the Navajo tribe to establish a demonstration program in Gallup, New Mexico, to rehabilitate adult Navajo Indians suffering from alcoholism or alcohol abuse.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title VI: Advisory Commission on the Comprehensive Education of Intercollegiate Athletes - Establishes the Advisory Commission on the Comprehensive Education of Intercollegiate Athletes to investigate and advise the Congress regarding issues related to athletic programs at colleges and universities in the United States, including: (1) the use of drugs by athletes; (2) the impact of television on athletics; and (3) the balance between athletics and academics. Requires the Commission to report its findings to the Congress. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VII: Alkyl Nitrites - States that alkyl nitrites and their isomers shall be treated as a drug for purposes of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.