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Alcohol Concern
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.

Australian Drug Foundation
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 Canada’s 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 issues.

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 Coordination Network
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.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
One of the European Union’s 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 Commission (CICAD)
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 level.

Join Together
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.

National Institute 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 Policy
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.

Trans-National Institute
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 and Crime
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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