Contacts for reporters and writers

Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D., is a sociologist and Director of The Lindesmith Center (West Coast offices). She has been the Principal Investigator on ten grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and has published numerous scholarly articles about drug use and abuse, women, treatment and policy. 2233 Lombard Street, San Francisco, California 94123, Phone 415-921-4965, Fax 415-921-1912, E-mail [email protected].

Barry Mehler, Ph.D., teaches at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. When his young son was in DARE, he was dismayed to find that the program contradicted the religious teachings his boy had received at home. 216 Rust Avenue, Big Rapids, Michaigan 49307, Phone 616-592-2758, 796-5155, Fax 616-796-6166, E-mail [email protected].

Richard M. Evans practices law in Northampton, Massachusetts, is active in drug policy reform, and is the father of a 15-year old. His "advice to a teenager" was featured last year in Time. His writings on drugs and drug policy have appeared on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other publications. He is a member of the board of directors of NORML and the Drug Reform Coalition. 56 Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060, Phone 413-586-1348, Fax 413-585-9063, E-mail [email protected].

Lynn Zimmer is Associate Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, and co-author (with John Morgan, M.D.) of Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts (Lindesmith, 1997), plus numerous articles on drugs and drug policy. She is an internationally recognized expert on the effectiveness of drug education and prevention program. 330 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011, Phone 212-255-3271, Fax 212-929-0741, E-mail [email protected].

Steve Wallace, an engineer, is the father of two young childen and is disturbed by the growing presence of police in public schools, and the message police are giving kids about drugs and drug abuse. He has been active raising awareness of DARE in North Carolina. 125 Maxwell Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, Phone 919-933-2997.

Gary Peterson is a carpenter in Fort Collins, Colorado, who gained national recognition as the founder of Parents Against DARE, the first organization of parents to raise questions publicly about the efficacy and consequences of DARE. 1805 Crestmore Place, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, Phone 303-493-2290.

Dennis P. Rosenbaum, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has studied DARE intensively. 1007 W. Harrison (M/C 141), Chicago, Illinois 60607-7140, Phone 312-996-5262, Fax 312-996-8355, E-mail [email protected].


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