State Illicit Drugs Surveillance System

Lana D. Harrison, Principal Investigator
Clifford A. Butzin, Co-Principal Investigator
Steven S. Martin, Co-Principal Investigator

Initiated: 1998

Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Project Summary:

The goal of the study was to identify and track the policies and environmental and macro-structural factors most related to illicit drug use among youth. The study gathered information at the state level in order to determine the primary factors associated with lower prevalence of illicit drug use and its consequences among youth. There is a relatively extensive research literature about the impact of alcohol policies and environmental strategies on alcohol drinking patterns/drinking-related problems. The study quantified, at a state level, various policies, environmental strategies, and structural factors that could impact the initiation and prevalence of illicit drug use and its consequences among youth.

Select Publications:

Harrison, Lana D. 2000. “Drug Users, Counting (Problematic Nature of)” Pp. 302-305 in Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior edited by Charles E. Faupel and Paul M. Roman. Taylor and Francis.

Harrison, Lana D. 2000. “(Illegal), Public Attitudes and Management Policies.” Pp. 258-260 in Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior edited by Charles E. Faupel and Paul M. Roman. Taylor and Francis.