VOLUME 9, ISSUE 1 - Spring 2015
Bridging the Gap: The Role of Science in Policy Part II
In this edition of the Journal, our theme is “Bridging the Gap: The Role of Science in Policy Part II.” The contributions include an original paper analyzing the state of substance abuse prevention programs. In the paper entitled, Selling Prevention: Using a Business Framework to Overcome Obstacles to Expanding Substance Abuse Prevention, the author provides consumer-driven approaches that may expand the use and impact of substance abuse prevention programs.
The commentary included in this edition, While the US Zigs on Pot, the Netherlands Zags, is written by Dr. Robert DuPont, former Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is a special contribution that examines the Netherlands experience with legalizing drugs – bringing this country full circle as they move away from a liberalized drug policy today. Can the U.S. learn from the Dutch experience?