The following web sites contain material related to drug policy.
In the UK, the national agency on alcohol misuse, working to
reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase
the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related
problems. Information is provided and debate is encouraged on a
wide range of public policy issues.
An independent, non-profit organisation that has worked for
over 40 years to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug problems
in the Australian community.
Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
The mission of Canadas national addictions agency is to provide
objective, evidence-based information and advice that will help
reduce the health, social and economic harm associated with substance
abuse and addictions.
Center for Cognitive
Liberty & Ethics
A network of scholars elaborating the law, policy and ethics of
freedom of thought. They aim to develop public policies that will
preserve and enhance freedom of thought in the 21st Century.
Centre for Drug Research (CEDRO),
University of Amsterdam
Long-standing research programme of relevance to drug policy
Drug Policy Action Group, Ireland
We aim to promote an approach to drug policy that challenges ineffective,
unfair and counterproductive laws on drugs, and advocates for positive health
and social service responses to drug use in Ireland.
Drug Policy Alliance
The leading organisation in the US working to end the war on
drugs. They envision new drug policies based on science, compassion,
health and human rights and a just society in which the fears, prejudices
and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
The Drug Reform
Major national and global network for drug policy reform from a
variety of perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing
and forfeiture laws, medicalization of currently schedule I drugs,
and promotion of an open debate on drug prohibition.
The UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. Their
aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk.
Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
One of the European Unions decentralised agencies, based in
Lisbon. The central source of comprehensive information on drugs
and drug addiction in Europe.
Federation of Drug and Alcohol
Professionals (FDAP), UK
The latest news, training information, research & guidance, jobs vacancies and more.
A website offering information and publications on the geopolitics
of illicit drugs in Asia.
Institute of Alcohol Studies
The aims of this Institute in the UK are to increase the understanding
of alcohol and of public policies necessary to reduce the problems
associated with its use.
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control
This organisation consists of most of the countries in North, Central
and South America, which have combined in an effort to carry out
cross-regional drug related programs in areas such as money laundering
and demand reduction.
International Harm Reduction Association
International organisation promoting harm reduction at a global
Join Together supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent,
and treat substance abuse across the nation. Join Together Online
(JTO) has long been a pioneer in using
the Internet to support people working on substance abuse and
gun violence issues.
The Mentor Foundation
The Mentor Foundation works at a global level to provide help
and support to those who are working to develop and implement drug
misuse prevention projects and policies.
National Drug Research Institute
(NDRI), Curtin University of Technology, Perth
The National Drug
Research Institute (NDRI) conducts and disseminates high quality research
that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the
reduction of drug related harm in Australia.
on Drug Abuse
Major US organisation that strives to bring the power of science
to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Office of Drug & Alcohol
Policy, NSW Govenment Australia
This portal outlines the New South Wales Government policy on
drug abuse It includes links to factsheets on illicit drugs, information
on legal issues, and information on the role of parents, families,
and the broader community in reducing drug abuse.
Office of National
Drug Control Policy
White House Drug Policy initiatives, programs, and resources.
RAND Drug Policy Research Centre
Goal is to provide a firm, empirical foundation on which sound
drug policies can be built.
In 1967, Release established the first ever national drugs help
line in the UK. It maintains a pivotal role in the drugs and legal
advice field, and now operates a number of specialist services.
Schaffer Library of Drug
Massive collection of documents related to all aspects of policy.
The Senlis Council
An international collaborative framework which gathers expertise
and facilitates new initiatives on global drug policy. Aims to work
as the dialogue partner with senior policy-makers at the national
and the intergovernmental levels.
Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Charitable think tank that seeks to draw public attention to
the fact that drug prohibition itself is the major cause of drug-related
harm to individuals, communities and nations, and should be replaced
by effective, just and humane government control and regulation.
Drugs programme that has been analysing since 1996 the trends
in the illegal drugs market and in drug policies globally.
United Nations Office on Drugs
The UNODC is the UN's umbrella agency with responsibility for
drug issues. It is mandated to assist Member States in
their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
The Voluntary Committee of Lawyers
An association of lawyers and judges encouraging examination of
the consequences of the drug war.
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