The Research and Policy Analysis Group of Carnevale Associates, LLC has released its latest Policy Brief examining the effects of a $1.2 trillion sequestration (automatic cut) on the federal drug control budget.
Decades of research have shown that a comprehensive approach, focused on reducing both supply and demand, can achieve safe and healthy outcomes for individuals and communities. This fact sheet provides information on US spending on illicit drugs and treatment, drug use prevalence, treatment and incarceration data, and a discussion of the U.S. proportion of global drug consumption.
A Guide for Law Enforcement, Community Policing Advocates, and Community Stakeholders
According to Dan Olweus, the creator of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a person is bullied when he or she is wide-open, constantly and over time ...
The presence of drugs, alcohol, guns and pornography are the four most common threats to a child in a drug exposed and endangered family. Choices and decisions made by parents and caregivers under the influence or in possession of any of these items potentially threaten the lives and safety of our community's children. We can act now by mobilizing the community systems that exist to rescue, restore and reclaim the lives of families.
This webinar will look at the threat of drugs, alcohol, guns and pornography and how community interventions and can save a child, restore a caregiver to a healthy lifestyle and how the community can reclaim lives through treatment and recovery. We will review policies and procedures for enhancing enforcement and intervention around, emphasizing comprehensive environmental and policy strategies.
To gather information on the cost to society of prescription drug abuse, a literature review was conducted of online informational sources, including federal agencies, and numerous electronic databases for scholarly articles (PubMed, EconLit, PsychInfo, JSTOR, CINAHL) published between 2000 and 2010. Categorical search terms employed included prescription drugs, psychotherapeutics, analgesics or opioids, economics or costs, epidemiology, and others.
While some estimates of the overall cost to society of illicit drug use have been published, there is very little research separately accounting for the cost of prescription drug abuse. A handful of studies have estimated health care costs related specifically to the abuse of prescription opioid analgesics (pain relievers), only one category of prescription drugs. Of these studies on prescription opioid abuse, only one study addressed the overall cost to society of this form of drug abuse. There are currently no published studies that estimate the cost of all prescription drug abuse, going beyond opioids to also include tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Other important limitations, which are presented in this review, must be taken into account when considering current cost estimates.
The Kentucky Summit on Collegiate Underage and Problem Drinking is the result of the commitment of the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness (IIAA), Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. and the Kentucky Network for Collegiate Substance Abuse Prevention.
Proceedings document following the New England Methamphetamine Summit and Listening Post. This document both identifies the nature of the methamphetamine problem for law enforcement, prevention, and treatment in the New England states; and examines promising strategies to stem the tide of this emerging drug abuse threat. The meeting was a "listening post" for federal agencies and an opportunity to provide current data profiles and trends of methamphetamine use in the region. Participants received tools and resources to enhance and support their capacity to respond in a comprehensive and strategic manner.
Fatal Attraction: America's Youth and Their Affair with Alcohol
Passionate, provocative and innovative, Fatal Attraction delves into the workings of society, youth culture, and the alcohol industry. Working to save lives and prevent alcohol related disasters, Copple's book is a must-read for parents and teenagers alike.
James E. Copple is an innovator and national leader and has spent his life working with communities to confront the ravages of substance abuse. He is an advocate and policy analyst living in Washington DC.