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PUBLIC LAW 98-142 —NOV. 1, 1983 97 STAT. 915 Public Law 98-142 98th Congress Joint Resolution To designate the week of November 2, 1983 through November 9, 1983, as "National Nov. 1, 1983 Drug Abuse Education Week". rgj p ^„-, Whereas the illegal drug trade consists of approximately $79,000,000,000 in retail business per year; Whereas removing the demand for drugs would reduce the illegal drug trade; Whereas drug abuse destroys the future of many of the young people and adults in the Nation; Whereas the eradication of drug abuse requires a united mobiliza- tion of national resources, including law enforcement and educa- tional efforts; and Whereas the most effective deterrent to drug abuse is education of parents and children in the home, classroom, and community: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of Novem- National Drug ber 2, 1983, through November 9, 1983, is designated as "National ^^^^ ^'^'=^^'° Drug Abuse Education Week" and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to participate in drug abuse education and prevention programs in their communities and encouraging parents and chil- dren to investigate and discuss drug abuse problems and possible solutions. Approved November 1, 1983. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 57: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983): Mar. 18, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 26, considered and passed House, amended. Oct. 31, Senate concurred in House amendments.