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  1. Smart and Sober: A New Approach to Prevention [December 2003]
  2. The rise of teen drug use [The Miaimi Herald, November 10, 1996]
  3. A lesser grade in drug prevention [USA Today, June 4, 1996]

The War on Drugs

  1. The Legalization Debate [The Roanoke Times, October 3, 1996]
  2. A kilo of prevention is only cure for drug woes [The News, April 22, 1993]
  3. Visiting analyst says less demand is key in drug war [Indianapolis Star, April 21, 1993]
  4. From Sarajevo to Needle Park [TIME, February 21, 1994]
  5. Little agreement even on where to draw battle lines [USA Today, February 8, 1995]
  6. U.S. war on drugs failing, report says [The Columbus Dispatch, February 26, 1996]
  7. Drug Czar Details Efforts to Halt Flow of Narcotics [LA Times, December 4, 1997]
  8. Adviser sees prevention as way to win drug war [Indianapolis News, April 21, 1993]
  9. An Ounce of Prevention is Not Enough [The Washington Post, June 7, 1996]
  10. Drug numbers are scary [The Oregonian, December 20, 1997]
  11. Seizing the Crime Issue, Clinton Blurs Party Lines [New York Times, August 1, 1996]
  12. The Phony Drug War [TIME, September 2, 1996]
  13. Drug foes can do more than say no [The Roanoke Times, October 4, 1996]
  14. Dole Backs the Big Lie in Drug War [LA Times, October 22, 1996]
  15. Americans Say Government Should Refocus War on Drugs [Inside Report on AIDS, April 1, 1994]
  16. What Would It Take to Keep America Off Drugs? [TIME, November 9, 1992]
  17. The Method Behind the Madness [Counselor, February 2002]
  18. Drug Use Does Not Equal Terrorism [Counselor, June 2002]
  19. Watching the New Drug Czar [Counselor, April 2002]
  20. Another Tango With Heroin [New York Newsday, February 18, 1991]
  21. Forging a New Vision on Drug Policy by Working Together [Southeast Sun, Spring 1994]
  22. Forging a New Vision on Drug Policy by Working Together [Southeast Sun, Spring 1994]
  23. Drug Strategies contributed to HBO’s Addiction Project.
  24. Clinton Launches $17.1 Billion Anti-Drug Strategy [Reuters, February 13, 1998]
  25. Governors grapple with drug issue [Idaho Statesman, June 6, 2001]

International Drug Policy

  1. U.S. Mexico Unveil Joint Plans to Fight Drug Trade [Reuters, February 6, 1998]
  2. US drug list faults leader in Colombia [Boston Globe, February 27, 1996]
  3. U.S. strategy on drug certification changing [The Miami Herald, November 18, 1997]
  4. Fighting the Drug War With Boomerangs [New York Times, March 30, 1997]
  5. Don’t Make a Deal [The New York Times, July 17, 1994]
  6. Don’t Knock Colombia for dealing with the Devil [LA Times, June 25, 1991]
  7. Don’t Go for the Burma Junta’s Bait [International Herald Tribune, July 20, 1994]
  8. Opium: Deadly Harvest from Turmoil in Asia, [The New York Times, July 31, 1980]
  9. Drug Strategies President Mathea Falco discusses current drug violence and trafficking in Mexico on Global Journalist radio program.
  10. Mathea Falco’s interview on U.S. international drug policy on PBS’s NewsHour.
  11. Has the Time Passed for U.S. Drug Sanctions? [Wall Street Journal, February 24, 1998]
  12. US Anti-Drug Effort Should Begin at Home [Christian Science Monitor, February 25, 1993]


  1. Our children’s No. 1 enemy: Alcohol [USA Today, April 24, 2001]
  2. The Drug that Pretends It Isn’t [Newsweek, April 10, 2000]
  3. Evaluation of school drug prevention calls for more improvement [Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, May 24, 1999]
  4. Alcohol: Kids’ Drug of Choice [The Washington Post, May 27, 2000]
  5. Evaluation of school drug prevention calls for more improvement [Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, May 24, 1999]

Drug Awareness

  1. Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network: Report Details States Hit Hardest by Fentanyl, Highlights Their Responses
  2. Survey: 50% of people know addict [North Hills News Record, April 16, 1995]
  3. Heroin Finds Market in Young People [Christian Science Monitor, March 23, 1998]
  4. Anti-Drug Plans Should Do More, Report Says [The San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 1996]
  5. Young Teens Showing Greater Drug Awareness [The Washington Post, December 21, 1997]

Drug Courts

  1. New court offers other approach to drug cases [South Bend Tribune, July 28, 1997]
  2. Drug Courts: More Evidence They Reduce Repeat Offenses [Christian Science Monitor, May 19, 1997]
  3. New court offers other approach to drug cases [South Bend Tribune, July 28, 1997]

Cutting Crime

  1. Cutting Crime, Keeping Our Rights [New York Times, April 1, 2000]
  2. Clinton Turns to Drug Treatment Plan as Weapon Against Crime [February 10, 1994]
  3. Crime is Top Political Issue in ’94 Campaigns [Drug Policy Report, April 1994]
  4. Treatment Breaks the Crime Cycle, Jail Doesn’t [LA Times, March 6, 1995]

Welfare Reform

  1. Welfare Law Leaves Drug Addicts Little Recourse [Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1997]
  2. Welfare reform requires services for addictions [February 19, 1997]

Violence Prevention School Programs

  1. Marijuana Use Among Teens [Lakeland Ledger, Walter Scott’s Personality Parade, September 1, 1996]
  2. Best Weapon in War on Drugs: Sixth Grade [The Christian Science Monitor, June 19, 1997]
  3. Just Say Life Skills [Time, November 11, 1996]
  4. Tackling Drug Prevention: How you can help your child’s school [Good House Keeping, October 1996]
  5. School violence prevention poor [United Press International, June 24, 1998]
  6. Strengthening schools’ anti-violence programs [USA Today, June 25, 1998]
  7. Childwatch: Safe Schools [The Atlanta Inquirer, August 1, 1998]
  8. Few high marks for in-school safety curricula [Journal and Courier, June 25, 1998]
  9. A New Niche [Desert Sun, February 6, 1995]


  1. Drug Strategies releases comprehensive teen treatment guid [Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, Monday, January 20, 2003]
  2. Social ills, risk-taking cited in youths’ drug abuse [The Boston Globe, October 20, 1995]
  3. Walter Scott’s Personality Parade [Parade Magazine, January 19, 2003] 
  4. The Future for Teens [Counselor, June 2003]
  5. Sex Differences Do Matter in Adolescent Treatment [Counselor, April 2004]
  6. The problem is growing; the research and treatment are not [The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 1999]
  7. Education by example fights drugs [Detroit Free Press, September 21, 1993]
  8. Methadone Makes Sense; Cutting It Doesn’t [Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1998]
  9. The Epidemic of Addicted Women [The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 1999]
  10. We could save lives, money by funding more drug treatment [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 2, 1995]
  11. Cut heroin use, not methadone programs [Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 23, 1998]
  12. NPR’s All Things Considered‘s story on Drug Strategies’ Treating Teens.
  13. Abstract: “An In-Depth Survey of the Screening and Assessment Practices of Highly Regarded Substance Abuse Treatment Programs,” published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, January 2010
  14. “Does Higher Cost Mean Better Quality? Evidence from Highly Regarded Adolescent Drug Treatment Programs,” published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy, 2007
  15. “The Quality of Highly Regarded Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Results of an In-Depth National Survey,” published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 2004
  16. Substance Abuse Treatment is Limited, Study Reveals [National Underwriter, October 7, 1996]