This study of the relation between self-efficacy -- belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals - and successful smoking cessation was unable to isolate a causal connection.
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
Cigarette smoking contributes to nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States and myriad health problems.
Impact of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) on Opioid Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries in 10 U.S. StatesJune 14, 2017
Implementation of a prescription drug monitoring program in 10 states was associated with a reduction in overall volume of opioid drugs prescribed.
Overview of Drug Treatment for Drug-Abusing Criminal Offenders: Insights from California's Proposition 36 and Arizona's Proposition 200June 13, 2017
California's Proposition 36 and Arizona's Proposition 200 allowed some drug-abusing criminal offenders to enter drug treatment instead of being incarcerated. This policy brief provides early results of the two programs.
Empowering those under criminal justice supervision to cease drug use on their own - rather than forcing them into formal treatment against their will - is a policy approach that warrants further evaluation.