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Drugs


The social, health, and financial consequences and costs of drug abuse are important concerns. To target resources appropriately with respect to prevention, intervention, enforcement, treatment, and interdiction, the nature and scope of drug use must be carefully monitored.

Current Drugs Projects


Drug Policy Gap Analysis

Explores the connection between drug use and crime.

Chula Vista Prop 64

Partners with the Chula Vista Police Department and SBCS to provide education, prevention, and intervention to youth and the community about cannabis.

La Mesa Prop 64

Partners with the La Mesa Police Department and Mending Matters to provide drug education and intervention programs to youth.

San Diego Prop 64

Partners with the San Diego Police Department and STAR/PAL to expand high school programming to youth with juvenile system contact regarding risks of marijuana use.

Substance Abuse Monitoring Program

Identifies drug use trends among adult and juvenile offender populations in order to develop prevention strategies.

Past Drugs Projects


HEARTT Methamphetamine Treatment Project

Evaluated two models of outpatient drug treatment for individuals addicted to methamphetamine.

HIV Reduction Project Evaluation

An attempt to reduce the spread of substance abuse-related HIV and other infectious diseases in communities with populations most likely to be at-risk.

Probationers in Recovery Program Evaluation

Aided drug abusers in their recovery by controlling offender behavior.

Jurisdictions Unified for Drug Gang Enforcement Program Evaluation

Evaluated the Jurisdictions Unified for Drug Gang Enforcement Program.

North County Drug Court - Vivitrol

A pilot project involving Vivitrol, a medication that inhibits an addict from experiencing the high from using alcohol or opiates.

City of San Diego Clean Syringe Exchange Pilot Program

Evaluated the City of San Diego's Clean Syringe Exchange Pilot Program.