Policy Reports-Archive (Records 1 to 16 of 62)

Co-occurrence of Serious Mental Illness and Alcohol, Drug Addiction
Findings from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found a major correlation between serious mental illness and alcohol and drug addiction.[No.6-2005]

Recidivism: Probation, Drug Court, and Imprisonment
Several studies examined recidivism rates for those placed on probation, those who participated in drug court, and those who have been imprisoned. These statistics show that drug court participants have the lowest recidivism rate and those imprisoned have the highest.[No.7-2005]

Study: Alcohol and Drug Treatment is Cost Effective
The Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, the National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network and the Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America conducted a comprehensive study on the cost effectiveness of alcohol and other drug treatment.[No.8-2005]

Health Care For Alcohol Abuse and Dependence is Poor
“The First National Report Card on Quality of Health Care in America “was released by the Rand Corporation. A team of experts assessed the extent to which recommended care was provided to over 1300 adults in 12 metropolitan areas, including Newark, New Jersey.[No.4-2005]

Research links participation in youth activities to lower risk of alcohol and drug involvement
The 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that youths who participate in school- based, community-based, faith-based or other activities are less likely to use alcohol or drugs.[No.5-2005]

FY 2005 National Drug Prevention/Treatment/Control Budget
Last year’s budget included a performance component, which was used to formulate the 2005 budget. The budget provides resources in three areas that were shown to be effective in reducing drug use: Prevention, Treatment, and Law Enforcement.[No.2-2005]

New Jersey law enforcement confronts purest heroin in the nation
The potential to overdose from heroin is particularly troubling for New Jersey’s youth. It was reported that New Jersey has the nation’s purest heroin. [No.3-2005]

Alcohol and Other Drug Use Rates of NJ Middle School Pupils
The findings of the 2003 New Jersey Middle School Substance Use Survey show a continuing decline in levels of use – compared to the previous middle school survey conducted by the DHSS in 2001 for all drugs, except alcohol. The lifetime prevalence rate for the usage of alcohol by 7th and 8th graders increased in 2003.

Access to Quality Treatment
Businesses Elect Expanded Addiction Coverage to Yield High Rate of Return in Savings, Productivity and Loyalty

2004 Policy Agenda
Each year NCADD—NJ adopts a policy agenda, which reflects both the priorities of the organization and the political and economic climate of New Jersey. NCADD—NJ’s policy agenda is developed to preserve and advance the mission of the organization by pursuing initiatives that underscore the fact that alcoholism and drug addiction are treatable and preventable illnesses. [No.5-2004]

Underage audience likely hear alcohol radio ads
A new study by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at Georgetown University finds that more than a quarter of radio ads for alcohol in the summer of 2003 would not have been in compliance with the alcohol industry’s revised marketing codes.[No.4-2004]

Alcohol-related traffic deaths are again on the rise
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a report that looks at traffic deaths linked to alcohol from 1982 to 2002. It also includes alcohol related traffic fatalities on the county level for 2002. The state-by-state report finds that alcohol-related traffic deaths decreased in 32 states during the last five years but increased in 17 others. Fatalities in alcohol-related crashes are on the rise nationally after years of gradual improvement.[No.3-2004]

Alcohol, drugs a factor in a third of state’s child abuse cases
On October 23, 2002, Governor James McGreevey signed Executive Order No. 36 authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services to establish two work groups to examine the relationship between (1) child welfare and substance abuse, and (2) child welfare and domestic violence in New Jersey. One of the reports, “Protecting New Jersey’s Children and Families from Substance Abuse,” found that an alcohol or drug problem figured in at least one third of all substantiated child abuse and neglect cases in New Jersey and was suspected to have had a part in another 6.2 percent of those cases. [No.2-2004]

Survey outlines reasons that some shun treatment
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report, “Reasons for Not Receiving Substance Abuse Treatment” (November 2003), found that 23 million people addicted to alcohol and other drugs are not receiving treatment. According to the report, 39 percent of individuals didn’t seek treatment because they think they won’t be able to stop using the drug, 37 percent thought treatment would be too expensive, 26 percent were concerned about the stigma associated with treatment, and 20 percent didn’t know where to go to receive treatment services.[No.1-2004]

Advertising and price effects on adolescent drinking
New research concludes that eliminating alcohol advertising would lower underage drinking and binge drinking. The Alcohol Advertising and Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents Working Paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research also said that doubling the prices of alcoholic products would lower underage drinking by 28 percent and reduce underage binge drinking by 51 percent.[No.19-2003]

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