ERIC Number: ED440169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Lessons from the Field: Profiling State Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Problems.
Drug Strategies, Washington, DC.
This document is a step-by-step guide to profiling statewide alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems and policies. Profiles of this sort capture the complexity of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse indicators at the local level, incorporating data from a range of disciplines and making it possible to design data-driven interventions. The guide is intended for use by public or private agencies. Each state is unique, but the steps required to produce a profile are predictable. They are: (1) getting started; (2) gathering data; (3) investigating programs; (4) producing the report; and (5) looking ahead. For each project phase, the guide provides a task list with specific goals. Each chapter contains examples of challenges faced by compilers of other profiles. The guide also includes examples of standard forms that Drug Strategies has found useful in conducting profile research. (Contains 41 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Profiles, Smoking, State Norms, Tobacco
Drug Strategies, 1575 Eye St., NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-289-9070. For full text: http://www.drugstrategies.org/lessons/idenx.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Drug Strategies, Washington, DC.