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Title: National Drug Control Strategy: Counterdrug Research and Development Blueprint Update, February 2002
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
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Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-051070-8
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In updating information on the counterdrug research and development program, this report focuses on accomplishments under projects sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy's Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) as well as the Technology Transfer Program (TTP).
Abstract: The CTAC has examined what changes occur in the brain to produce addiction, as well as what can be done to reverse or mitigate the addiction process. Addiction research neuroimaging facilities have opened at the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts General Hospital, Emory University, and Mclean Hospital. Scientists are using this brain-imaging equipment to map human reward circuitry, blood flow associated with drug metabolism, and interactions with potential therapeutic medicines. Efforts to relate addiction to gene expression also are essential to the development of real-time diagnostic tools and optimum treatment for substance abuse disorders. Technology advancements are enhancing the ability of government officials to interdict illicit drugs at U.S. borders and on the high seas. The overall goal is to attain the capability of nonintrusively inspecting cargo containers and vessels in an efficient manner consistent with the free flow of legitimate trade and commerce. These same technologies are also being used to detect smuggled explosives, weapons, and other contraband used for terrorist activities. This year, Western Kentucky University will complete the test of a prototype transportable fast neutron-based probe designed for inspecting pallet-sized volumes of cargo for illicit drugs and other contraband. In conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service, substance-detection dogs bred using the Australian Custom Service's selective method are now working at U.S. ports of entry. Tactical technology development efforts to support the law enforcement officer in performing daily operations include projects to improve information management and data sharing, tracking and surveillance, and communications interoperability capabilities. 6 references and appendixes that pertain to applicable legislation, counterdrug scientific and technological needs, counterdrug research and development projects, annual report on the development and deployment of narcotics detection technologies by Federal agencies, and technology transfer program
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Border control; Drug dependence; Drug detection; Drug detection dogs; Drug smuggling; Drug treatment; Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Science and Technology; Technology transfer
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