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Prescription drugs report
Under the Counter: The Diversion and Abuse of Controlled Prescription Drugs in the U.S. report released, which exposes the sharp increase in prescription drug misuse and easy access to prescription drugs online.
The Center testifies: Investigations on prescription drugs
Califano testifies before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on the Diversion and Abuse of Controlled Prescription Drugs in the United States.
Women under the Influence
The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes Women under the Influence—the first comprehensive book about women and addiction.
Internet Drug Trafficking
Califano testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on “Rogue Online Pharmacies: The Growing Problem of Internet Drug Trafficking” stemming from the Center's You’ve Got Drugs! public policy report.
High Society published
Public Affairs Press publishes Califano’s book, High Society: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It, based on Center research.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Testifies
Release of Shoveling Up II: The Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets, which reveals 96 cents of every federal and state taxpayer dollar spent on addiction pays for health care, crime and social consequences—and only 2 cents go to prevent and treat the disease.
President Barack Obama proclaims Family Day
President Barack Obama, all 50 U.S. governors and more than 1,000 mayors and county executives proclaim and support Family Day.
Release of Adolescent Substance Use
Release of Adolescent Substance Use: America’s #1 Public Health Problem, which declares teen smoking, drinking, misusing prescription drugs and using illegal drugs a public health problem of epidemic proportions.
Califano becomes Chairman Emeritus
Califano becomes Chairman Emeritus of the Center Board of Directors. Jeffrey B. Lane is elected to succeed Califano as Chairman of the Board.
Release of Addiction Medicine
Release of Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice, which reveals that addiction treatment is largely disconnected from mainstream medical practice. The landmark report examines the science of addiction and the profound gap between what we know about the disease and how to prevent and treat it versus current health and medical practice.
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