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Dealing with Drug Abuse

A Report to the Ford Foundation



Patricia M. Wald is a graduate of the Yale Law School. She has served as a member of the District of Columbia Crime Commission; as a consultant to the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, and the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence; and as a staff attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services and for the Center for Law and Social Policy. Since January 1, 1972, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation.

Peter Barton Hutt is a graduate of Exeter Academy, Yale University, and the Harvard Law School. At the time of the study, he was a partner in the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling, and at present he is General Council of the Food and Drug Administration. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and has been deeply involved in medical and governmental projects involving alcoholism and drug abuse.

James V. DeLong is also a graduate of the Harvard Law School. He has been a litigation attorney, a Special Assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a Senior Staff Member of the Program Evaluation Staff of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget. He now works for the Drug Abuse Council.

Peter A. Wilson, a graduate of Princeton University, is finishing his dissertation in political science at the University of Chicago. He is also a consultant to the Rand Corporation.

John F. Holahan holds a doctorate in economics from Georgetown University. He is now at the Urban Institute working on healtheconomics problems.

Annette Abrams is a graduate of Howard University. She has been a Staff Assistant to a Midwestern senator and a member of the Staff of the National Coordinating Council on Drug Education. She now works for the Drug Abuse Council.

Peter B. Goldberg is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and is finishing the requirements for a graduate degree in urban planning at George Washington University. He now works for the Drug Abuse Council.

Paul A. Henningsen, a former legislative assistant and press secretary to a Midwestern congressman, has also been involved in the promotion of minority business development. A graduate of Lawrence University, he now works for the Drug Abuse Council.

Dr. Andrew T. Weil is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He is a co-author of some of the first clinical studies of marijuana done in this country in modern times and of a recent book on drugs. At present, he is engaged in a study of drug use among Indians in South America.

Edgar May holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He has been a reporter for several newspapers and has won numerous journalistic awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. From 1964 to 1968 he was with the Office of Economic Opportunity, first as Special Assistant to the Director and then as Director of the Office of Inspection. Subsequently he was Special Adviser to the United States Ambassador to France. He is now a free-lance journalist based in Paris.

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