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
Can Tobacco Control Endgame Analysis Learn Anything from the U.S. Experience with Illegal Drugs? — May 1, 2013
The goals of tobacco control endgame strategies are specified in terms of the desired levels of tobacco use and/or tobacco related health consequences.
Seeks to explain the phenomenon of wealthier individuals engaging in healthier behavior by developing a theory of health behavior, and exploiting both lottery winnings and inheritances to test the theory.
The Carrot and the Stick: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Influences on Responsible Merchant Practices to Reduce Underage Drinking — April 2, 2013
Merchants who hold more pro-enforcement attitudes engage in more responsible beverage service training practices, which in turn is associated with greater enforcement of underage drinking. These attitudes are potential targets of prevention efforts.
Measuring Client Perceptions of Motivational Interviewing: Factor Analysis of the Client Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing Scale — March 1, 2013
Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intervention approach that has solid evidence of efficacy with substance use disorders.
This paper explores the association between work intensity, alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) use, and related risk factors and consequences among an at-risk youth sample that has received a first-time AOD offense.