Websites Covering All Drugs
Bureau of Justice Statistics: Drugs and Crime
A part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. This section provides data about drugs and crime.
National Center for Health Statistics
Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this center provides statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.
National Institutes of Health
The Institutes’ mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation’s drug control program. See also its compilation of all data available from federally funded research at
- Federal Drug Data Sources
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This federal agency works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. See also
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides this on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. It lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their state substance abuse agency and treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Department of Defense.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
This office of the United Nations is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.
American Association of Addiction Medicine
This professional society of some 3,000 physicians seeks to increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment.
American Medical Association: Alcohol and other Drug Abuse
This professional society of the nation’s physicians provides information for doctors and patients about alcohol and other drug abuse.
American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. It has been working to improve public
health since 1872. The association aims to protect all Americans, their families, and their communities from preventable, serious health threats.
Center for Substance Abuse Research
This academic center at the University of Maryland, College Park, conducts policy-relevant research and evaluation studies, disseminates statistical and other information, and publishes CESAR Fax.
College on Problems of Drug Dependence
In existence since 1929, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. It serves as an interface among governmental, industrial, and academic communities and maintains liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment, and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field. It also functions as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization.
Community Anti-Drug Organizations of America
This is a membership organization of more than 5000 anti-drug coalitions, each working to make its community safe, healthy, and drug-free.
Follow the Money
The National Institute on Money in State Politics is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that tracks the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Campaign contributions from the alcohol and tobacco industries can be searched in this comprehensive database.
Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. It is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
This website is similar to Follow the Money, but tracks the influence of money on Congress and only one state: California.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
This organization was founded in 1994 by judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals from the first twelve drug courts in the nation. Its goal is to improve the justice system by combining judicial monitoring with effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives. Its work has forever changed how justice is delivered in the courtroom to those who need help.
National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
This association is an educational, scientific, and informational organization that serves the work of state directors of alcohol and drug abuse services.
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
This center brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances in all sectors of society.
Pacific Institute on Research and Evaluation
This national public health organization is dedicated to improving health, safety, and well-being through the application of science for the public good.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
The Partnership helps parents prevent, intervene in, and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. See also
- Join Together at the Partnership at Drugfree.org, a free news service that delivers the latest alcohol and drug headlines, research, funding, and resources to your in-box.
Prevention Research Center
Part of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the center conducts research to better understand the social and physical environments that influence individual behavior that leads to alcohol and drug misuse.
RAND Drug Policy and Trends
RAND’s mission is to help improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. This section provides research on drug policy. See also
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Substance Use
- Substance Use Disorders
Science Daily Addiction News
This website showcases the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. These stories are selected from among dozens of press releases and other materials submitted to ScienceDaily every day, and then edited to ensure high quality and relevance. Universities have come to rely on ScienceDaily to spread news about their scientists’ findings to a wider audience. See also
- Science Daily Illegal Drugs and Controlled Substance News
- Science Daily Cocaine News
- Science Daily Marijuana News
Society for Prevention Research
This organization is dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical health, mental health, and academic problems and to translating that information to promote health and well being.
Substance Abuse Medications Development Center
This center at the Columbia University Psychiatry Department conducts research to develop medications to treat addiction.
Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
This program funded substance abuse policy research to help reduce the harm caused by the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in the U.S. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through 2009, the program continues to maintain distillations of important research at
- Knowledge Assets giving policy makers, journalists, and researchers accurate, current, and peer-reviewed insights on policy research related to alcohol, tobacco and drug use.