A review of key studies from the stigma literature that yielded empirically supported concepts and methods from the mental health arena was contrasted with the much smaller and mostly descriptive findings from the addiction field.
Reports and Articles from the Drug Policy Research Center
The RAND Drug Policy Research Center publishes current research in the following eight categories:
Most Recent Publications on Drugs and Drug Policy
Patient-reported Offers of Alcohol Treatment for Primary Care Patients at High-Risk for an Alcohol Use DisorderNovember 29, 2016
Most primary care patients in this study, who were at high risk for an alcohol use disorder, report that they were not offered treatment after an annual screening.
Factors Associated with Younger Adolescents' Exposure to Online Alcohol AdvertisingNovember 28, 2016
Young adolescents are more likely to be exposed to online alcohol ads if they are rebellious in nature; parental monitoring of online access reduces exposure.
Considering Marijuana Legalization Carefully: Insights for Other Jurisdictions from Analysis for VermontNovember 23, 2016
Debates about the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana should also include detailed discussions of how best to implement legalization.
SUMMIT: Procedures for Medication-Assisted Treatment of Alcohol or Opioid Dependence in Primary CareNovember 22, 2016
This tool reviews the approach that primary care providers should take in discussing alcohol or opioid dependence with their patients; offers a step-by-step guide to treating alcohol-dependent patients with extended-release, injectable naltrexone in primary care settings; and provides a reference guide for primary care practitioners administering buprenorphine/naloxone to patients with opioid dependence.