The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Obama Administration’s 2013 National Drug Control Strategy
Prevention Update: Search Result
This large global representative study found that although use is falling in some richer areas, tobacco companies continue to sell more products in developing countries and other mass markets and to target young people and women.
This interesting and wide ranging document examines the broader concept of 'prevention' in terms of long-term planning, upstream investment and early action to prevent harm and to avoid costly and unsustainable consequences for people, the planet and the economy.
This article describes the principles of prevention science, gives examples of successful and cost-effective interventions, considers the scaling up of successful programmes, and concludes with wide ranging and specific recommendations.
This research examines the impact of taxation and legislation on children's exposure to second hand smoking, and different research methodologies on the subject
Obama Administration 2012 National Drug Control Strategy: full document
(see also 'Fact Sheet')
This 'Fact Sheet' provides concise coverage of key principles behind the Obama Administration's 2012 National Drug Control Strategy, a brief history of recent developments, plus many further links.
Free access to full article in 'The Lancet' which questions the effectiveness of international drug conventions.
Following the Netherlands' classification of khat as a List II drug in January 2012, this interesting article reviews the broader global context.
Paper discussing relative physical, psychological and social harms of cannabis and alcohol in UK. Professor Nutt argues the case for a coherent, evidence-based drugs policy.