Keeping track of the drug issue

For the last several months, my friend Paul Fishbein has been sending out regular emails with copies of, or links to, news stories and research reports about drug abuse and drug policy. At my urging, he has now moved that activity to a weblog called The Drug Policy Digest. So far, he has several interesting items, including one about drive-through cocaine sales at a Burger King and this one on the abuse potential of Provigil, a stimulant marketed as a treatment for narcolepsy.

If you have a serious interest in the drug problem, the new blog should be on your “favorites” list. I’ve added it to my blogroll.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: