U.S Department of Health and Human Services U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Policy and Legislation

  • The provisions of the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 are outlined in this briefing paper and represent an important step toward providing $40 million annually towards services to children and families, improving the workforce and addressing substance abuse, specifically methamphetamine abuse.

    Conway, T. & Hutson, R.Q. (2007, January 19). In-depth summary of the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006. Center for Law and Social Policy. Retrieved January 30, 2008, from http://www.clasp.org/publications/summary_cfsia.pdf (PDF - 92 KB)
  • The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007 enacted by the U.S. House of Representatives instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to develop guidelines to help state and local authorities clean up former methamphetamine lab sites.

    Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007, Public Law No: 110-143. (2007). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-365
  • National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws offers a list of State legislative resources pertinent to ephedrine/pseudoephedrine, drug endangered children and methamphetamine trafficking. Retrieved December 3, 2008, from http://www.namsdl.org/resmethinfo.htm

    National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws. (2007, January). State child endangerment Bill status update.

    National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws. (2007, April). Offenses and penalties related to methamphetamine trafficking citation list.
  • This report surveys the effects of anti-methamphetamine activities in all 50 States and compares State laws to the Federal standard enacted in September 2006 as part of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005.

    Office of National Drug Control Policy. (2006, November). Pushing back against meth: A progress report on the fight against methamphetamine in the United States. Retrieved January 30, 2008, from http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/pdf/pushingback_against_meth.pdf (PDF - 1,335 KB)
  • The Synthetics Strategy set goals to reduce synthetic drug use at a rate of approximately 5 percent each year and outlines a strategy for reducing past month methamphetamine use by 15 percent over three years, past-month prescription drug abuse by 15 percent over three years and domestic methamphetamine laboratories by 25 percent over three years. Office of National Drug Control Policy. (2006, May). Synthetic drug control strategy: A focus on methamphetamine and prescription drug use. Washington, D.C.: Executive Office of the President. Retrieved January 30, 2008, from http://whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/synthetic_drg_control_strat/index.html
  • These materials provide more information on California’s Proposition 36, which is the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000.
    • An overview of Proposition 36, reports and data, press releases and frequently asked questions are available on this website.

      Drug Policy Alliance. (n.d.). California Proposition 36: The substance abuse and crime prevention act of 2000. Retrieved December 4, 2008, from http://www.prop36.org/
    • This includes the full text of California’s Proposition 36.

      Proposition 36: The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act. (2000). Retrieved March 14, 2008, from http://www.drugreform.org/prop36/fulltext.tpl
  • Governor of South Dakota signed House Bill 1178 allowing an intensive methamphetamine treatment program for women in the State correctional facilities. State of South Dakota, 83rd Session Legislative Assembly. (2008). House Bill 1178. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2008/Bills/HB1178P.htm
  • This training guide is developed for regulated sellers of non-prescription drug products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine in compliance with the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, Title VII of Public Law 109-177.

    United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control. Training required to sell drug products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. Retrieved January 30, 2008, from http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/trg_retail_081106.pdf (PDF - 527 KB)