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Study of Addiction: Methamphetamine, Prescription, and Other Drugs of Abuse

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Washington State University Area Health Education Center, will utilize its FY 2010 Congressionally Selected Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to enable the University to support research activities conducted by investigators affiliated with the Program of Excellence in Addictions at Washington State University in Spokane. Specifically, research efforts will primarily focus on the treatment and prevention of the prescription drug abusing population. Research efforts will be conducted by utilizing a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach that involves all partners in the research process and works with key stakeholders in the community to ensure that the activities of the program address the needs of the community. Findings from this pilot study will be used to assist in the development of new or refined treatment strategies that result in decreased prescription opiate use.


Date Created: September 6, 2010