ISAP in the News (2006)

Compiled by UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations.

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Prometa

Richard Rawson, associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute, was quoted Nov. 2, 2006, in an MSNBC.com story about the drug Prometa.

“Meth, Cocaine “Remedy” Hits Market”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15310599/

A study by UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Program about the effectiveness of the drug Prometa at treating addiction to methamphetamines was reported in the Oct. 29, 2006, Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Dr. Richard Rawson, associate director of ISAP, was quoted, and Dr. Walter Ling, director of ISAP, was cited.

“A Promising New Treatment?
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/15862552.htm

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U.S. News & World on Restrictions on Decongestants and Meth Use

Dr. Richard Rawson, an adjunct associate professor at the Semel Institute and associate director of its Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, was quoted in the Oct. 2, 2006, issue of U.S. News & World Report about new federal restrictions on consumer purchases of decongestants.

“Vanished Behind the Counter”
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/060924/2cold.htm

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Addiction on Skid Row

Richard Rawson, associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and Dr. C. Scott Saunders, director of trauma psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented in a Sept. 1, 2006, article by Tidings Online, a Southern California Catholic weekly newspaper, about addiction on Skid Row.

“Down-and-out on Skid Row”
http://www.the-tidings.com/2006/0901/skidrow.htm

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LA Times on Drug Abuse among the Poor

Richard Rawson, associate adjunct professor and associate director of UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, was quoted Aug. 9, 2006, in a Los Angeles Times story about drug abuse among the poor in downtown Los Angeles.

“Ambush on Path to Recovery”
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-recovery9aug09,1,645387.story

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KPBS on Nation’s Meth Crisis

Richard “Rick” Rawson, professor in residence and associate director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, commented Aug. 2, 2006, in a KPBS 89.5FM (San Diego) report on the nation’s methamphetamine crisis.

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Metropolitan News Enterprise on Prop 36

Research by Integrated Substance Abuse Programs researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior was cited in a Metropolitan News Enterprise article on recent revisions to the California Substance and Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, or Proposition 36.

“Governor Signs Law Amending Proposition 36; Lawsuit Filed”
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2006/bill071306.htm

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NY Times on Identity Theft and Meth Users

Dr. Richard Rawson, adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at UCLA, commented July 11, 2006, in a New York Times story about the rise in identity-theft crimes by methamphetamine users.

“Identity Theft Increase Tied to Meth Users”
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/us/11meth.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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KTTV Reprises Meth Special

KTTV-Channel 11 on June 30, 2006, re-aired a half-hour special about the methamphetamine abuse epidemic. The half-hour special featured Edythe London, professor in residence at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Richard Rawson, adjunct associate professor and associate director of the Semel Institute’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs; and Cathy Reback, an ISAP researcher.

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NY Times Magazine on Drug Addiction

Walter Ling, director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, was quoted June 25, 2006, in a New York Times Magazine article about drug addiction.

“An Anti-Addiction Pill?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/25/magazine/25addiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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Cost Savings of Prop 36

Angela Hawken, a researcher from the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented in a May 21, 2006, report on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” The report also cites UCLA research identifying cost savings incurred by diverting non-violent drug offenders to treatment rather than jail under the California Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act.

“Nation is Watching California’s Proposition 36 Experiment”
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5421055

An April 20, 2006, editorial in the Sacramento Bee cited research by the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs that shows the California Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, approved by voters in 2000 as Proposition 36, saved taxpayers money by diverting non-violent drug offenders to treatment rather than jail.

“Editorial: Prop 36 Saved Money”
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/14245668p-15063765c.html

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In praising the success of California’s Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA), an editorial in the April 10, 2006, New York Times cited details of a report released this month by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) researchers that found California taxpayers save nearly $2.50 for every dollar invested in nonviolent drug offenders eligible for substance abuse treatment under the law. The study also is cited in an April 13 Los Angeles Times article. Additional reports appeared April 5 on KCRW 88.9FM, April 6 on KCSN 88.5FM and April 10 at JoinTogether.org. ISAP is part of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

“A Victory for California”
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/10/opinion/10mon3.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

“Drug Treatment Program Lowers Jail Population”
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-drugs13apr13,1,4554152.story

“Prop 36 Saved Calif. Taxpayers $173 Million in First Year, Study Says”
http://www.jointogether.org/news/headlines/features/2006/prop-36-saved-calif.html

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Numerous California news outlets covered a report April 5, 2006, by Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior that found California taxpayers save nearly $2.50 for every dollar invested in nonviolent drug offenders eligible for substance abuse treatment under the state’s Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA), or Proposition 36. Coverage included the Associated Press, Los Angeles Daily News, Stockton Record, La Opinion, City News Service, Capital Morning Report, KFWB AM980, KCBS AM740 (San Francisco), and KPBS FM89.5 (San Diego). M. Douglas Anglin, professor in residence at the Semel Institute, and Darren Urada, study co-author and ISAP investigator, were quoted. In addition, co-author and ISAP investigator Angela Hawkin appeared live on the KPCC FM89.3 show “Air Talk” with Larry Mantle. The Long Beach Press Telegram published the Daily News article, and the AP article was picked up by the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, Sacramento Bee and Daily Breeze (Torrance).

“Treatment Cheaper than Jail”
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20060405&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=
604050323&SectionCat=&Template=printart

“Study Finds Treatment Less Costly”
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_3673114

“Rehab Cheaper than Prison, Study Finds”
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/state/14267609.htm

“Rehabilitación Gana Batalla a la Prisión”
http://laopinion.com/archivo/index.html?START=1&RESULTSTART=1&DISPLAYTYPE=single&
FREETEXT=urada&FDATEd12=&FDATEd13=&SORT_MODE=SORT_MODE

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Slate Magazine on Portrayal of Meth Epidemic

Richard “Rick” Rawson, adjunct associate professor and associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, was quoted in a June 14, 2006, Slate magazine commentary about the portrayal of the methamphetamine epidemic.

“A Meth Test for the Press’
http://www.slate.com/id/2143681/?nav=fix

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Vancouver Sun on Meth Epidemic

Richard Rawson, UCLA adjunct associate professor and associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented in an April 27, 2006, Vancouver (Canada) Sun article on the methamphetamine epidemic.
“California Crystal Meth Rehab Program Won’t Work Here, Doctor Says”

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Baltimore Sun on Meth Use in Maryland

Richard Rawson, associate director of UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and UCLA adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, commented April 7, 2006, in a Baltimore Sun story about the spread of methamphetamine use in Maryland.

“Meth Threat Grows in Maryland”
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel/bal-te.md.ar.meth07apr07,0,6743576.story

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Washington Post on Meth

Richard Rawson, adjunct associate professor and director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented March 19, 2006, in a Washington Post article about methamphetamine abuse.

“The Next Crack Cocaine?”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/18/AR2006031801331.html

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Chicago Tribune on Preparing Inmates to Reenter Society

David Farabee, a principal investigator in UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Program at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented in a March 12, 2006, Chicago Tribune column about prisons focusing money and energy on preparing inmates to reenter society.

“Rehabilitation or Recycling?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0603120312mar12,1,920755.story

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Sacramento Bee on Prop 36

Research by the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior that examines the impact of Proposition 36 was cited Feb. 27, 2006, by the Sacramento Bee in a story about the future of the law that allows non-violent drug offenders to enter treatment rather than jail.

“Drug Law’s Failures Spur Get Tough Call”
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/projects/prop36/story/14223075p-15048287c.html

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KPPC on Addiction Treatment

Thomas Newton, professor in residence at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, appeared Feb. 13, 2006, on KPPC 89.9FM “Talk of the City” to discuss addiction treatment.

“The Meth Epidemic”
http://www.scpr.org/programs/talkcity/index.shtml

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NY Times on Crystal Meth and HIV

Richard Rawson, adjunct associate professor and associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented Feb. 21, 2006, in a New York Times story about HIV and crystal meth.

“Battling H.I.V. Where Sex Meets Crystal Meth”
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/21/nyregion/21meth.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1140545074-EU/
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NY Times on Spread of Meth Abuse in U.S.

Rick Rawson, adjunct associate professor and associate director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, commented in a Jan. 26, 2006, New York Times article about the spread of methamphetamine abuse in the United States.

“Trashy or Not, A Drug Peril Creeps Closer”
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/tsc.html?URI=http://select.nytimes.com/2006/01/26/nyregion/26matters.html
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