The following web sites contain material related to drug policy.
In the UK, the national agency on alcohol misuse, working toreduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increasethe range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-relatedproblems. Information is provided and debate is encouraged on awide range of public policy issues.
An independent, non-profit organisation that has worked forover 40 years to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug problemsin the Australian community.
Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
The mission of Canada’s national addictions agency is to provideobjective, evidence-based information and advice that will helpreduce the health, social and economic harm associated with substanceabuse and addictions.
Center for CognitiveLiberty & Ethics
A network of scholars elaborating the law, policy and ethics offreedom of thought. They aim to develop public policies that willpreserve 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 policyissues.
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 healthand social service responses to drug use in Ireland.
Drug Policy Alliance
The leading organisation in the US working to end the war ondrugs. They envision new drug policies based on science, compassion,health and human rights and a just society in which the fears, prejudicesand punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
The Drug ReformCoordination Network
Major national and global network for drug policy reform from avariety of perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencingand 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. Theiraim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk.
European MonitoringCentre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
One of the European Union’s decentralised agencies, based inLisbon. The central source of comprehensive information on drugsand drug addiction in Europe.
Federation of Drug and AlcoholProfessionals (FDAP), UK
The latest news, training information, research & guidance, jobs vacancies and more.
A website offering information and publications on the geopoliticsof illicit drugs in Asia.
Institute of Alcohol Studies
The aims of this Institute in the UK are to increase the understandingof alcohol and of public policies necessary to reduce the problemsassociated with its use.
Inter-American Drug Abuse ControlCommission (CICAD)
This organisation consists of most of the countries in North, Centraland South America, which have combined in an effort to carry outcross-regional drug related programs in areas such as money launderingand demand reduction.
International Harm Reduction Association
International organisation promoting harm reduction at a globallevel.
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 usingthe Internet to support people working on substance abuse andgun violence issues.
The Mentor Foundation
The Mentor Foundation works at a global level to provide helpand support to those who are working to develop and implement drugmisuse prevention projects and policies.
National Drug Research Institute(NDRI), Curtin University of Technology, PerthThe National DrugResearch Institute (NDRI) conducts and disseminates high quality researchthat contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and thereduction of drug related harm in Australia.
National Instituteon Drug Abuse
Major US organisation that strives to bring the power of scienceto bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Office of Drug & AlcoholPolicy, NSW Govenment Australia
This portal outlines the New South Wales Government policy ondrug abuse It includes links to factsheets on illicit drugs, informationon legal issues, and information on the role of parents, families,and the broader community in reducing drug abuse.
Office of NationalDrug 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 sounddrug policies can be built.
In 1967, Release established the first ever national drugs helpline in the UK. It maintains a pivotal role in the drugs and legaladvice field, and now operates a number of specialist services.
Schaffer Library of DrugPolicy
Massive collection of documents related to all aspects of policy.
The Senlis Council
An international collaborative framework which gathers expertiseand facilitates new initiatives on global drug policy. Aims to workas the dialogue partner with senior policy-makers at the nationaland the intergovernmental levels.
Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Charitable think tank that seeks to draw public attention tothe fact that drug prohibition itself is the major cause of drug-relatedharm to individuals, communities and nations, and should be replacedby effective, just and humane government control and regulation.
Drugs programme that has been analysing since 1996 the trendsin the illegal drugs market and in drug policies globally.
United Nations Office on Drugsand Crime
The UNODC is the UN’s umbrella agency with responsibility fordrug issues. It is mandated to assist Member States intheir struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
The Voluntary Committee of Lawyers
An association of lawyers and judges encouraging examination ofthe consequences of the drug war.