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Below are TWG staff publications. The articles and papers span the following topics: traffic safety, laboratory and field research, substance abuse treatment, public policy, and drug testing policy. To request a reprint of an article, please email:

Downlodable files

Final Report -
Developing Global Strategies for Identifying,Prosecuting, and Treating Drug-Impaired Drivers
(64 page PDF file)

Summary of State DUID Laws
(116 page PDF file)

Atkins, R.G., and J.E. Hawdon, Religiosity and participation in mutual-aid support groups for addiction, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Volume 33, Issue 3, October 2007, Pages 321-331.  Article can be obtained at the Journal's website.

J. Michael Walsh, New technology and new initiatives in U.S. workplace testing, Forensic Science International. Article can be obtained at the Journal's website.

A. Verstraete, and J. M. Walsh, Point of Collection Testing of Alternative Specimens (Other than Urine), In Drug Abuse Handbook [2nd Edition], S.B. Karch, Editor, CRC Press, Taylor Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL ISBN 978-0-8493-1690-6, 2007

J. Michael Walsh, Dennis J. Crouch, Jonathan P. Danaceau, Leo Cangianelli, Laura Liddicoat, and Randy Adkins, Evaluation of Ten Oral Fluid Point-of-Collection Drug-Testing Devices,  Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 31, January/February 2007

Walsh, Michael., Flegel, Ron., Atkins, Randolph., Cangianelli, Leo A., Cooper, Carnell., Welsh, Christopher., Kerns., Timothy J. Drug and Alcohol Use Among Drivers Admitted to a Level-1 Trauma Center, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Volume 37, Issue 5, Pages 894 – 901. September 2005 

Walsh, J.M., Flegel, R., Atkins, R., Soderstrom, C., and Kerns, T., Epidemiology of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Motor Vehicle Crash Victims Admitted to a Trauma Center, Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 254-260, 2004.

Walsh, J.M., de Gier, J., Christopherson, A. and Verstraete, A., Drugs and Driving, Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 241-253, 2004.

Crouch, D.J., Walsh, J.M., Flegel, R., Cangianelli, L., Baudys. J., and Atkins, R., An Evaluation of Selected Oral Fluid Point-of-Collection Drug-Testing Devices, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 29, May/June, 2005

Atkins, R., The Need for Alternative Treatment Options Leads to New Research Project, SOS International Newsletter, Council for Secular Humanism, Buffalo, NY, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2004.

Atkins, R., Spiritual or Secular Approaches to Addiction Recovery, Ethical Record: The Proceedings of the South Place Ethical Society, London, England, Vol. 109, No.2, March 2004.

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