ISAP in the News (2008)

Compiled by UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations.

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Treatment Drop-Out

Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry and associate director of ISAP, was quoted in the Oct. 27 Ventura County Star about people dropping out of drug treatment programs.

“Program Pushed to Boost Rates of Treatment”
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/oct/27/program-pushed-to-boost-rates-of-treatment/

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California Newspaper Examines Effectiveness of Prop. 36

A report from the Semel Institute’s ISAP that evaluated the effectiveness of Proposition 36 was featured Oct. 28 in The Union (Grass Valley, CA).  The proposition was passed by voters in 2000 to place nonviolent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail.

“Prop. 36 Report Reveals a Mixed Bag for Nevada County”
http://www.theunion.com/article/20081028/NEWS/110289981/1007&parentprofile=1053&title=Prop.%2036%20
report%20reveals%20a%20mixed%20bag%20for%20Nevada%20County

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KUSI, Ventura Paper Weigh Effectiveness of Prop. 36

Darren Urada, a researcher in ISAP, was featured in the Oct. 18 Ventura County Star about his report on the effectiveness of Proposition 36, which was passed by voters in 2000 to place nonviolent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail. The report was also covered Oct. 19 on KUSI-Ch. 51 (San Diego) on the show “San Diego People.”

“Crime Spike Linked to Proposition 36”
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/oct/18/crime-spike-linked-to-proposition-36-researcher/?partner=RSS

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Associated Press, MarketWatch Report on Prop. 36

The Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch.com reported Oct. 14 about ISAP’s evaluation of Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act. The report was also cited Oct. 10 in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed; and Oct. 11 in the Contra Costa Times, and an Associated Press article published in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

“California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs Releases Annual Report on Prop. 36”
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/california-department-alcohol-drug-programs/story.aspx?
guid=%7B54A6F3E6-CE62-48BE-8F5D-68FAD99E499A%7D&dist=hppr

“Prop. 5 Calls for Expanding Drug-Crime Rehabilitation”
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20081011/news_1n11prop5.html

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Newspapers Reference Prop 36 Study

An editorial on crime-related state ballot measure Prop. 5 in the Oct. 8 Santa Cruz Sentinel mentioned a study by the Semel Institute’s ISAP that examined the 2000 voter-approved Proposition 36, which gave non-violent drug offenders a treatment-based alternative to prison. Articles referring to the study also appeared Oct. 5 in the San Francisco Chronicle and Orange County Register, and Oct. 4 in the San Jose Mercury News.

“As We See It: No on 5: Reject Drug Rehab Measure”
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/ci_10666236

“3 Crime Initiatives Await Voters in November”
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/04/BAGS132KAJ.DTL

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Effects of Meth Addiction

Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry in the Semel Institute and associate director of UCLA ISAP, was quoted Aug. 28 on ABCNews.com about methamphetamine addicts and their inability to function.

“The Paranoia and Psychosis of Meth”
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Conventions/Story?id=5668322&page=1

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Measuring the Success of Addiction Treatment Facilities

In an article appearing Aug. 28 in the Chicago Tribune, Richard Rawson was quoted about an exclusive addiction-treatment facility that draws many Hollywood stars, and how it is difficult to measure the success rates of such facilities.

“Addiction Center: Necessity in Lap of Luxury”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-utah-rehabaug28,0,6360677.story

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Testing Children for Drug Use

Richard Rawson, professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and associate director of UCLA ISAP, was quoted Aug. 4 in a Los Angeles Daily News article about the dilemma faced by parents who wish to test their children for drug use.

"Testing Kids for Drugs is Today's Parental Dilemma"
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10088435

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New Meth Treatments

Richard Rawson, associate director of UCLA ISAP, was quoted in a July 5 Cape Times (South Africa) article about new methamphetamine treatments.

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From Washington State Department of Corrections

"Offenders Participating in (ISAP's) Project BRITE Give Back to Community with Charity Donations". See full story here (April 2008): http://www.doc.wa.gov/news/stories/2007/ProjectBRITE0408.asp
The Principal Investigator of Project BRITE is William Burdon.

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States’ Various Approaches to Drug Offenders

Angela Hawken, a research analyst with ISAP, was quoted in a March 5 Newsweek article about states’ approaches to dealing with drug offenders.

“And Now, Back in the Real World”
http://www.newsweek.com/id/114717

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Meth References in Films and TV

Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry in the Semel Institute and ISAP associate director, was quoted in an Associated Press story that appeared Feb. 14 on MSNBC.com about the increased references to methamphetamine in films and on television.

“Pop Culture is Getting an Injection of Meth”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23170283/

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry in the Semel Institute and ISAP associate director, was quoted or interviewed in a number of media regarding the dangers of mixing prescription drugs, including the following:

Feb 6, “Heath Ledger’s Death Ruled Accidental Overdose”
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-na-ledger7feb07,0,2960867.story

Feb. 12 on the KPCC 89.3 FM show “AirTalk with Larry Mantle.” “Prescription Drug Abuse”
http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/

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Deaths from Prescription Drug Overdoses

Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry and ISAP associate director, was featured in a Jan. 26 Los Angeles Times article about the abuse and marketing of pharmaceuticals.

Jan. 26, “Overdose Deaths on the Rise, CDC Says”
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-drugs26jan26,1,4750758.story

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Potential New Treatments for Alcoholism

Mitchell Karno, a UCLA ISAP associate research psychologist, Dr. Alison Moore, UCLA associate professor of medical geriatrics, and Richard Rawson, associate director of UCLA ISAP, were quoted in a Jan. 7 Seattle Times article about potential new techniques in the treatment of alcoholism.

“Will Treatment for Alcoholism Shift to Doctor's Office?”
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=rehab07&date=
20080107&query=alcoholism


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