Drug Policy Research Newsletter Archive

DPRC Insights

2012 Volume 7

Preventing Underage Drinking with SAMHSA and Getting To Outcomes®

2011 Volume 6

Marijuana Use and Depression in Adults: Testing for Causal Associations

Regulating the Price of Alcohol in the United Kingdom: Who Would Feel the Pain?

2010 Volume 5

Brief Interventions for At-Risk Drinking Can Increase Workplace Productivity

Voluntary Afterschool Program Curbs Middle School Substance Use for Both Participants and Entire School

A New Approach to Understanding Drug Markets

Problem Drinking by Adolescents Is Related to Availability of Commercial Alcohol Outlets

2009 Volume 4

Awareness of Sanctions for Marijuana Possession Is Modest at Best

Drug Prevention in Middle School Can Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior by Young Adults

Global Heroin Supply Is Resilient

Major Methamphetamine Supply Disruption Had Temporary Market Effects and Little Influence on Crime

Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment Experience High Rates of Suicide Risk Behaviors

Methamphetamine Costs U.S. Society $20 Billion Per Year or More

2008 Volume 3

People with HIV Are More Likely to Engage in Substance Abuse

Marijuana Abuse Increases the Cost of Treating Other Health Conditions

Teens Who Work Are More Likely To Smoke

"Getting To Outcomes" Demonstration Improves Prevention Capacity and Performance

Brief Motivational Interviewing Intervention Shows Promise for Reducing Teen Marijuana Use

Drug Testing Can Influence Parolee Employment and Education

African Americans Complete Alcohol Treatment at Lower Rates than Whites

2007 Volume 2

6th-Graders Exposed to Alcohol Advertising are More Likely to Drink in Grade 7

Expenditure of Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Funds Begins to Show Effects

More Syringes for Injection Drug Users Mean Less Syringe Reuse and Sharing

High School Drug Use Predicts Job Quality at Age 29

Does Reducing Substance Use in Adolescents Increase Their School Attendance?

Adolescent Drinking: It is Not Just About Limiting Media Exposure

A Strong Economy Helps Reduce Teenage Substance Use

Teens Who Abstain from Marijuana Use Are Better Adjusted Than Peers

2006 Volume 1

Innovative National Study of U.S. Marijuana Markets Yields New Insights

Performance Measurement for Teen Treatment Programs Faces Serious Obstacles

Substance Use Is an Insufficient Predictor of Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion

Injection Drug Users' Condom Use Is Linked to Attitudes Toward Condoms

Early Exposure to Alcohol Ads on TV May Encourage Teenage Drinking

"Low-Level" Drug Offenders Often Had Serious Criminal History

Increased Incarceration of African Americans May Reduce the Health and Well-Being of Their Communities

DPRC Annual Newsletters

In the past, DPRC published an annual newsletter that featured highlights of current research and activities. Previous editions are available here in their entirety.

The Triple Epidemic of Violence, Substance Use, and HIV/AIDS Among Impoverished Women — Dec. 2004

Using Marijuana May Not Increase the Risk of Hard Drug Use — Oct. 2003

What Kind of Drug Use Does School-Based Prevention Prevent? — Jun. 2002

How the War on Drugs Influences the Health and Well-Being of Minority Communities — Jun. 2001

How Much Do Federal Agencies Really Spend Combating Drug Use? — Jun. 2000

DPRC Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary — Jun. 1999

Changing the Behavior of Methadone Recipients — Jun. 1998

DPRC currently publishes an electronic newsletter, DPRC Insights, highlighting specific findings made by RAND researchers in the field of drug policy and their policy implications.