High Stakes: Fostering Innovation to Stem the Tide of America's Drug Problems

Join us here for this presentation on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET.

COVID-19 moved substance use issues and drug overdose deaths from front-page headlines, but emerging evidence suggests America’s drug problems have intensified since the pandemic started. RAND research shows that limiting policy responses to traditional methods for addressing drug problems will be insufficient and condemn many more people to early deaths.

In this RAND Remote presentation, Beau Kilmer will discuss how RAND is identifying and evaluating innovative approaches to tackle some of our most pressing drug problems and help strengthen and safeguard communities. Ideas he will talk about range from using sewage water as an early warning system for drug outbreaks to revoking someone’s “license to drink.” Kilmer is introduced by Andrew R. Hoehn, RAND's Senior Vice President for Research and Analysis.

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