You can’t predict the effect that a drug can have on you—especially if it’s the first time you try it, and even if it’s a small amount or dose. Everyone's brain and body chemistry are different. Everyone's tolerance for drugs is different.
Using drugs can lead to abuse, addiction, serious health problems, and even death.
Drugs that are legal—prescription and over-the counter (OTC) medications—can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs. -- DEA
THE MULTI-SITE ADULT DRUG COURT EVALUATION--The Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, RTI International, and the Center for Court Innovation conducted a multi-year, process, impact, and cost-benefit evaluation of drug court impact funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The objectives of NIJ’s Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE) were to evaluate the effects of drug courts on substance use, crime, and other outcomes, and to illuminate which policies and practices, and which offender attitudes, are responsible for any positive effects that were detected.
Drug Scheduling describes the basic or parent chemical but not the salts, isomers and salts of isomers, esters, ethers and derivatives which may also be controlled substances. DOJ - DEA
Substance-abusing Women Offenders as Victims: Chronological Sequencing of Pathways Into Criminal Behavior--Alarming rates of U.S. women‘s imprisonment for drug-related offenses in the last decade generated interest in explanations of women‘s criminal behavior. These studies link experiences to outcomes such as drug abuse and criminality. Sexual and/or physical abuse and/or neglect is a key factor. This investigation explores pathway sequences among justice-involved women using childhood victimization, substance use and criminality as key variables. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Common Sense for Drug Policy disseminates
information on laws, policies and
practices and provides assistance to individuals and organizations.
CSDP supports syringe exchanges, availability of Methadone,
Buprenorphine and other measures to reduce harm and restrict
the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. CSDP advocates the regulation
and control of marijuana similar to alcohol.
Carrillo-Fuentes one of the world's most powerful drug traffickers, died
in a Mexican hospital in July 1997 after undergoing plastic
surgery to change his appearance. Carrillo had ties to
Mexico's former Commissioner of the National Institute
to Combat Drugs (NICD), Gutierrez-Rebollo. His organized
Juarez based crime group is associated with the Rodriguez-Orejuela organization
and the Ochoa brothers, from Medellin. Carrillo's cartel was responsible
for importing billions of dollars' worth of cocaine, heroin,
and other illegal drugs into the US. Washington Post
Money, and Mexico -- Investigative report
on the killings, kickbacks and possible drug connections during
the administration of Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. FRONTLINE
de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, Mexico's
highest ranking anti-drug official, was fired and arrested
on charges that he accepted bribes in exchange for protecting
a high-level Mexican drug trafficker 10 weeks after he was appointed.
Perez's testimony on police misconduct was the largest
scandal in Los Angeles Police Department
J. Boyer's investigation into the LAPD is the subject of PBS's "Frontline." Streaming
audio of Perez's confession.
Opium Kings - Adrian Cowell's 30-year chronicle of Burma's
Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by
Alfred W. McCoy The first book to
prove CIA and US government complicity in global drug trafficking with documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings
at the highest levels beginning with the Cold War. This study details drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the
Middle East, and South and Central America; US involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan
and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban,
and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia
has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.