What’s the Future of Drug Policy? An Interview with America’s ‘Drug Czar’

An e-mail interview by Harold Pollack of the Washington Post with Gil Kerlikowske who is director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (in more common parlance, America’s “Drug Czar.”) He was recently nominated to be commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

Topics include substance abuse policy, healthcare reform, sentencing reform, international matters, marijuana, and culture war in drug policy.


To coincide with Recovery Month in September, The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) issued a paper on Recovery and the National Drug Control Strategy available at: http://www.attcnetwork.org/find/news/attcnews/epubs/addmsg/sept2013article.asp

Source: WashingtonPost.com – August 28, 2013

New Report: The U.S. Drug Policy Landscape Insights and Opportunities for Improving the View

This new report from RAND Corporation provides a nonpartisan primer that should be of interest to those who are new to the field of drug policy, as well as those who have been working in the trenches. It begins with an overview of problems and policies related to illegal drugs in the United States, including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs. It then discusses the efficacy of U.S. drug policies and programs, including long-standing issues that deserve additional attention. Next, the paper lists the major funders of research and analysis in the area and describes their priorities. By highlighting the issues that receive most of the funding, this discussion identifies where gaps remain.

The press release can be accessed at: http://www.rand.org/news/press/2012/09/18.html

The report can be accessed at: http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP393.html

Source: RAND Corporation – September 18, 2012

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