Alternative Sanctions for Drug Offenses in Europe

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NOV 2, 2016

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Alternative Sanctions for Drug Offenses in Europe

Despite the availability of alternative sanctions for drug offenses, important barriers still exist. More quality research on alternatives to incarceration in Europe could help police, prosecutors, and judges expand their options. Read more »

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Physicians with Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opioid Addiction Have Capacity to Treat More Patients

Many American physicians who prescribe buprenorphine to treat individuals addicted to opioids are prescribing substantially below the patient limits allowed by law. More than 20 percent of waivered physicians treated only three or fewer patients.

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What Your Kids Need to Know About Marijuana

If you are a parent, no matter how you feel about legalizing marijuana, you need to be prepared to talk about the drug with your kids.

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More Effort Needed to Engage Young Veterans in Behavioral Health Care

Young veterans are at risk for depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance misuse. About seventy percent of veterans screened had behavioral health conditions, but only one-third received adequate care.

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Beau Kilmer

Beau Kilmer

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

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