|Topic:||Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on Law and Justice
Committee on National Statistics
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 -- 3:30 p.m.
Room HC-6 - The Capitol
INFORMING AMERICA'S POLICY ON ILLEGAL DRUGS:
WHAT WE DON'T KNOW KEEPS HURTING US
Many people agree that the United States should use a combination of approaches to combat illegal drug use. But little is known about which strategies work best, and under what circumstances, because of woefully inadequate information about drug abuse, drug-market economics, and the impact of drug-enforcement activities. This report, from the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of available data and recommends ways to close research gaps.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 29, 2001. The full text is available on-line through the Web site of the National Academies Press.