The Global Amphetamine-Type Stimulants Problem: What Is Known and What Is Needed
The purpose of the grant is to support the production of a report that delineates what is known and what is needed in science, treatment, law enforcement, and policy relevant to amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) associated problems. In the What is Known section, data from the scientific literature will be reviewed critically in an effort to decrease data distortion, media-driven misperceptions, and exaggerations of the dangers of ATS. In the What is Needed section, a description will be presented on how information in the What is Known section can be most effectively communicated between the various domains. In this way, a more realistic perspective will be presented in terms of where future efforts should be geared. Finally, policy recommendations will be made based on the best available empirical data collected in each of the four domains. Findings from this project should serve as a model of how to address subsequent global health and human rights problems.