SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF HEROIN ADDICTION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ITS CONTROL.

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Abstract

A model of heroin addiction is developed that describes the significant relationships between the users and non-users of heroin based on current knowledge. Implications for the control of heroin addiction are investigated from a perspective of costs and benefits to society. It is found that intervention programs with high fixed costs, e. g. law enforcement and mass education, lead to an optimal policy in which the prevalence of users and addicts is always positive. Using an approximate model, a complete, but less general, optimal control policy is derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages21-27
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes
EventInt Conf on Syst, Man and Cybern, Proc - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Oct 2 1974Oct 4 1974

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OtherInt Conf on Syst, Man and Cybern, Proc
CityDallas, TX, USA
Period10/2/7410/4/74

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Steinwachs, D. M. (1974). SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF HEROIN ADDICTION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ITS CONTROL.. 21-27. Paper presented at Int Conf on Syst, Man and Cybern, Proc, Dallas, TX, USA, .