Dr. Robin Room receives the Drug Policy Alliance’s Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship

Editor’s Note: Today we bring you an announcement from the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Academic Engagement. Last week, from November 18-21, the DPA held its International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington, D.C. There they awarded Dr. Robin Room, the sociologist specializing in drug and alcohol research whose work is well-known by readers of Points, with the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship. Points heartily congratulates Dr. Room!

Robin RoomThe Drug Policy Alliance is proud to announce Robin Room as the recipient of its biennial Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, honoring scholars whose personal courage and quality of published research constitute a source of inspiration for all who aspire to break new ground in scholarship on drugs and drug policy. Dr. Room’s extraordinary and prolific work over the past fifty years, driven by both his profound curiosity and a commitment to dealing with drug use and problems in ways consistent with scientific evidence, compassion and human rights, have powerfully informed and bolstered the global movement for drug policy reform. We are delighted that this award coincides with the launch of DPA’s new Office of Academic Engagement to be directed by Julie Netherland. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Room.

Final note: Points will be enjoying Thanksgiving on Thursday. Check back next week for more alcohol and drug history, and happy holidays to all!