"Dr. Mark Wolfson is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has over 25 years of experience in conducting research on substance abuse among youth and young adults, with a particular interest in the role of community-based environmental strategies in prevention. His current research projects include a 7-state, 24 community study of community-driven strategies to prevent underage drinking parties (funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), a study of best practices for local policies and enforcement strategies to reduce underage drinking (funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), and two studies of young adult tobacco use, including use of novel tobacco products (funded by the National Cancer Institute). In addition to these research projects, Dr. Wolfson is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Initiative. This initiative, which is funded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to reduce substance abuse in North Carolina communities by building the capacity of community coalitions to implement evidence-based and promising environmental strategies. Dr. Wolfson has authored or coauthored over 90 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, as well as numerous reports, editorials, and book chapters, and one book (The Fight Against Big Tobacco: The Movement, the State, and the Public’s Health ). Recognition and awards include the Mid-Career Investigator in Clinical Sciences Award from Wake Forest School of Medicine, Recognition Award from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Award for Excellence from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Dr. Wolfson received his Ph.D. in sociology from the Catholic University of America, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley." - from cadca.org


“Citations or arrests for providing to minors or possession or consumption by minors do not seem to bring much favorable publicity to the law enforcement agencies surveyed. Police actions targeting illicit drugs seem to garner much more attention and acclaim from community groups and persons, including the local press. One officer suggested that liquor-related citations and arrests are low-status activities for law enforcement officers, reporting, 'Drug busts bring glory, DUI arrests do not.”
Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
6 July 1995
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