Accession Number : ADA297453

Title :   Improving Data and Analysis to Support National Substance Abuse Policy.

Descriptive Note : Draft rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ebener, Patricia ; Caulkins, Jonathan ; Geschwind, Sandy ; McCaffrey, Daniel ; Saner, Hilary

PDF Url : ADA297453

Report Date : NOV 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 277

Abstract : The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is required by its authorizing legislation to report on the overall status of the drug use problem in the nation, to develop a national drug control strategy, and to measure its effectiveness. It is not well served by the fragmented and untimely nature of existing drug monitoring systems. Neither are federal and state policy agencies in the various individual sectors of drug control, e.g. health, justice, education. What has been lacking, in spite of substantial federal investment in data expansion efforts during the past few years, is a comprehensive, systematic, and coordinated approach to analyzing drug data problems and prospects for their improvement. As the major federal consumer of drug indicator data, and the agency charged with coordination of drug control efforts, ONDCP is uniquely positioned to identify drug policy data requirements, undertake objective, critical review of the whole array of existing data, and marshal efforts toward greater coordination and integration of data acquisition efforts-within and across federal agencies. This report is intended to support this kind of broad data improvement effort.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *DECISION MAKING, *DRUG ABUSE, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, STRATEGY, INVESTMENTS, MONITORING, ARRAYS, EXPANSION, DRUGS, INDICATORS, CONSUMERS, LEGISLATION.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE