Our interest in the extent and nature of the narcotics problem stems from our experience as a social worker and probation officer over a number of years in trying to supervise narcotic users on probation. However, our interest was crystallized in 1951 at the increased number of such cases appearing in our court since 1950, and we became genuinely alarmed. As a result of staff discussion and interest, we were authorized by the chief probation officer, Richard J. McManus, to study this problem and to conduct a preliminary survey of the problem in the State of Ohio. The study pointed up the need for increased penalties and strict law enforcement in Ohio and pinpointed the need for an effective treatment and rehabilitation program plus a broad educational approach starting at the junior high school level.


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