Tagged: drug

2014 National Drug Control Policy: Steps in the Right Direction

On July 9th, The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy. Released annually, The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy builds on the previous four Strategies, and serves as the Nation’s blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences. While it is similar...

On the Drug Front: War is “Obsolete, Delusional, and Counterproductive,” Says LSE Report

The criminalization of drugs, or the “War on Drugs” seems like a good idea. It illuminates countries that share strict policies in a heroic light, while others with dissimilar policies (smaller budgets) are cast in shadow, labeled as enemies. In a new report by Nobel Prize-winning economists published by the...

The Golden State Provides a Golden Ticket for Drug Cartels and Transnational Criminal Organizations

California is an incredibly diverse state, with a variety of socio-economic classes, races, and cultures; now, it has also become the unwitting host to an equal variety of transnational criminal organizations. These corporations operate in a border-less, crime-fueled and profit-driven underworld, and scores of these corporations have made their homes...

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic

The Trust for America’s Health (TAH) has recently released a report entitled “Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic.” The report provides statistical data on the “striking increase in the misuse and abuse” of prescription drugs across the United States.   “According to the report, prescription drug abuse has...

Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion

The Wilson Center has published a report titled, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. From the report: "The spread of transnational organized crime–fed by drug-trafficking and a growing number of other illegal economies–is the most significant security challenge for Latin American...

National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has released its 2013 annual report entitled, “National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy”. According to the report there are nine strategic objectives which correspond to nine chapters. These are: 1. Enhance criminal intelligence and information sharing capabilities and processes associ­ated with the Southwest border...

Drug Problem in the Americas

In a new two-part report released by the Organization of American States (OAS), “The Drug Problem in the Americas,” the stagnant problem of drug use in the Americas is addressed, along with possible solutions and potential consequences if coordinated and effective action is not taken. As a precursor to this...

2013 National Drug Control Strategy

2013 National Drug Control Strategy In a Press Release on April 24, 2013, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the release of the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy. The White House has also established a website entitled, “A Drug Policy for the 21st Century”. From the...

3600 Organized Crime Groups Currently Active in the EU

Europol released the report “2013 EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA)”. The report finds that drug trafficking continues to be the most active crime activity, however, the report also warns of a new type of criminal groups that are exploiting the economic crisis and the internet. From the...