ABOUT PRC

Goal-2

GOAL #2: Undertake research of applied and/or practical importance to policies and programs to prevent alcohol-, tobacco-, and other drug-related problems

Evaluation of campus/community environmental strategies to reduce alcohol problemsEvaluation of campus/community environmental strategies to reduce alcohol problems.
Alcohol consumption on college campuses and in college communities is a serious concern. Many college students have very risky drinking patterns and, of course, most college students are under the legal drinking age. PRC has carried out groundbreaking research on the implementation of environmental strategies to prevent alcohol related problems on campuses and in nearby communities. Strategies such as enhanced enforcement, social host liability and impaired driving enforcement have been shown to reduce risky drinking by college students.

 

Evaluation of enforcement strategies to reduce impaired drivingEvaluation of enforcement strategies to reduce impaired driving.
PRC has carried out many studies on the effects of state and local policies on underage drinking and tobacco use. Two major ongoing studies examine the types of laws and policies in place in 50 California communities and how they affect youth consumption of and attitudes towards alcohol and tobacco.

 

Evaluation of the effects of policies to prevent illicit drug manufacture.
PRC has carried out research mapping the spread of methamphetamine use and addiction over time, indicating the effects of laws reducing the availability of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine. 

 

Evaluation of bar and restaurant policies against smokingEvaluation of the effects of policies to prevent illicit drug manufacture.
PRC has carried out research mapping the spread of methamphetamine use and addiction over time, indicating the effects of laws reducing the availability of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.