I’d like to welcome you to the inaugural issue of The Voice, which is NPAMC’s flagship publication dedicated to bringing you the latest news, research, and information related specifically to the issue of alcohol misuse and crime. Our objective is to make The Voice a one-stop shop for our members, the justice system, the media, and the general public whenever they are looking for information related to alcohol misuse and crime. In every issue you’ll find:

  • International and National Briefs: Quick briefs, with links when available to information related to alcohol misuse and crime
  • State Briefs: This section is designed to let you see what’s going on state by state. Information will be archived on the NPAMC website by state and will include links to the most up-to-date data and reports for each state.
  • In the News: Links to hot topic articles recently published in reliable publications.
  • The Original Voice: A section dedicated to providing in-depth feature articles written by prominent individuals in the field.

In our inaugural issue, our Original Voice includes an article from Drs. Eric Goplerud and Laura Jacobus-Kantor, from the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy at George Washington University, discussing the impact of alcohol consumption on cognitive function and the implications of new research on the criminal justice system. Jim McDonough, former secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections, writes about a new coalition in his state tasked with driving innovative solutions to decrease both crime rates and the state’s prison population. I’ve also included an update from a presentation given to NPAMC by Dr. Robert DuPont on the promise of programs similar to established physician addiction programs, which are showing extraordinary long-term results. And don’t miss our State Briefs section—the best place you can go for state-by-state information on legislation, new funding, research, and model programs.

I encourage you to forward this newsletter to your colleagues and to participate in our quarterly publication. Comment on our blogs, forward the newsletter to your colleagues, and submit content for publication. We want NPAMC to drive awareness of the issue of alcohol misuse and crime and to get the conversation going at all levels of the justice system. Thanks for subscribing and being a part of NPAMC’s mission!

Thank you,

Stephen K. Talpins
Chairman & CEO
National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime