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"Drug Money" from Brandweek
http://www.marijuananews.com/toc/051898.htm

"Drug Money." A major investigative article into the Clinton administration's new anti-drug media campaign, and the Partnership for a Drug Free America. The article focused on the limited research basis used to justify these public service advertisement campaigns against drugs. This site contains the full, unedited text from Brandweek Magazine, a major advertising industry journal.

A Different Look at DARE (DRCNet)
http://www.drcnet.org/DARE/

"A Different Look at DARE" is featured in DRCNet's "Topics in Depth" section, and is a critical examination of the controversial drug education program.

A Guided Tour of the War on Drugs (DRCNet)
http://www.drcnet.org/

A Guided Tour of the War on Drugs, web site of the Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet). Includes articles on prohibition, harm reduction, needle exchange, sentencing, asset forfeiture, medical marijuana, chronic pain treatment, international drug policies, and methadone maintenance.

Addiction Research Unit (ARU) at U Buffalo, NY
http://www.wings.buffalo.edu/aru

Addiction Research Unit. The ARU is a nonprofit scientific research group with laboratory facilities at the University at Buffalo (a campus of the State University of New York). It's mission includes conducting basic scientific research investigating the neural basis of addiction, developing medications for the treatment of addiction, and disseminating unbiased scientific information concerning addiction. Site highlights include a document library, research reports and updates, and an excellent series of FAQ files on addiction topics.

Addictive Behaviors Research Center (ABRC) at U Washington, Seattle
http://http://abrc.psych.washington.edu

Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, Seattle. The ABRC's mission is to provide research, training, and evaluation in the development and dissemination of interventions to prevent and treat addictive behaviors. Current research includes work on college student drinking, relapse prevention, and methamphetamine.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) at U Washington, Seattle
http://depts.washington.edu/adai/

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. ADAI is an interdisciplinary research center whose mission is to conduct and support research and to disseminate research findings on substance abuse. Current research focuses on effectiveness of drug treatment programs, sexual behavior and HIV risk, driving under the influence, and other social policies concerned with abuse prevention and treatment. 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) pioneered the "twelve-step" self-treatment program for people with severe drinking problems.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
http://www.aclu.org/

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is heavily involved in Constitutional law aspects of drug policy reform.

American Pain Society. APS
http://www.ampainsoc.org/

American Pain Society. APS is a multidisciplinary education and scientific organization that exists to serve people in pain by advancing research, education, treatment and professional practice. Site features an on-line directory of pain treatment facilities, publications, and advocacy sections. 

American Society for Action on Pain (ASAP)
http://www.asappain.com/

American Society for Action on Pain (ASAP) is an organization of patients who suffer from chronic pain, their families, the physicians who treat them, and other interested citizens. They advocate policy reforms to foster adequate pain treatment for all who need it.

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM)
http://www.adam-nij.net/

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM). A National Institute of Justice (NIJ) program to track trends in the prevalence and types of drug use among booked arrestees in urban areas. ADAM currently operates in approximately 35 data collection sites, expanding to a maximum of 75 sites by the year 2001.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dtdata.htm

Bureau of Justice Statistics. BJS is the federal agency responsible for gathering, analyzing, and distributing a wide assortment of crime and justice related statistics. This site contains abstracts and links to BJS reports and studies, and other statistical information web sites beyond BJS.

Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy, Washington DC
http://www.crimepolicy.org/

Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy. Launched in 1992 by a group of criminal justice leaders, the non-partisan Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy encourages a less politicized, more informed debate about one of our nation's most difficult problems. The Campaign has made recommendations for federal crime policy, and published reports on youth violence, mandatory minimum sentencing, boot camp prisons, drug courts, and the relationship between imprisonment and the crime rate. Its staff has just recently released a new report, "Three Strikes: Five Years Later," a summary of which appears on their web site.

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) at Brown University
http://center.butler.brown.edu/

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. One of the best drug policy research centers in the country, CAAS's mission is to promote the identification, prevention and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in American society through research, publication, education and training. 

Center for Educational Research and Development
http://www.cerd.org/

The Center for Educational Research and Development is a non-profit organization devoted to the healthy development of young people and their families through programs, evaluation, research and policy consultation. The Center has conducted research on the effectiveness of the DARE program, Life Skills, and other government supported drug prevention programs. 

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/

The Center for Substance Abuse Research. CESAR is a research center within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland College Park. It's activities include collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally. CESAR also conducts policy-relevant research on specific initiatives to prevent, treat, and control substance abuse, and evaluates prevention and treatment programs.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) is a research center at the University of Maryland-College Park. A primary mission of CESAR is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally. Among other services, CESAR distributes a free weekly news fax covering recent developments in drug abuse research (visit the site to subscribe).

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
http://www.samhsa.gov/csat/csat.htm

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works to expand Federal drug abuse treatment efforts.

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)
http://www.pkdata.com/cure/

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) home page, national organization advocating for rehabilitation and alternatives to incarceration.

Civil Liberties Monitoring Project (CLMP) of N California
http://www.asis.com/~edenson/

The Civil Liberties Monitoring Project (CLMP) is a citizens' watchdog group in Northern California that monitors marijuana eradication efforts by law enforcement.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
http://www.ca.org/

Cocaine Anonymous (CA) is a self-treatment program for people with cocaine problems, modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
http://views.vcu.edu/cpdd

College on Problems of Drug Dependence. CPDD is a professional organization of scientists whose research is directed toward a better understanding of drug abuse and addiction. It serves as an interface among governmental, industrial and academic communities maintaining 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. 

Common Sense for Drug Policy (CSDP)
http://www.drugsense.org/

Common Sense for Drug Policy is a non-profit organization "dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies." They provide advice and technical assistance to individuals and organizations working to reform current policies, and organize public forums and other public education efforts.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
http://www.cadca.org/

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. A grassroots anti-drug organization supported by the federal government, CADCA has vigorously opposed drug reform efforts, including recent medical marijuana ballot initiatives. Their site also contains information and resources related to zero-tolerance anti-drug programs and policies. 

Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) of NIDA
http://www.cdmgroup.com/CEWG

Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG). Established by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 1976, CEWG is a network composed of researchers from major metropolitan areas of the United States and selected foreign countries which meets semiannually to discuss the current epidemiology of drug abuse. The primary mission of the Work Group is to provide ongoing community-level surveillance of drug abuse through analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data. CEWG provides current descriptive and analytical information on the nature and patterns of drug abuse, emerging trends, characteristics of vulnerable populations and social and health consequences.

Cops Against the Drug War
http://www.drcnet.org/cops/

Cops Against the Drug War, from DRCNet's "Topics in Depth" section, contains materials on the Hoover Law Enforcement Summit written by Dr. Joseph McNamara, a former police chief of San Jose and Kansas City.

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (CJPF)
http://www.cjpf.org/

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (CJPF) assists public health, criminal justice, and other public officials in finding innovative solutions to criminal justice and drug policy problems.

DEA Judge Francis L. Young's ruling
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/studies/YOUNG/index.html

DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young's landmark ruling (September 6, 1988) on the rescheduling of marijuana to allow its medical use - which came down in favor of medical marijuana after two years of testimony and investigation. 

Do It Now Foundation of Arizona
http://www.doitnow.org/

Do It Now Foundation. Based in Tempe Arizona, the DIN Foundation is a non-profit youth-oriented drug prevention organization that distributes high-quality, creative, and realistic information on drugs, alcohol, sexuality, and other behavioral health topics. The site has a large document library, and interactive features designed to teach young people more about drugs.

Documents on DARE
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/daremenu.htm

Multiple documents on the controversial Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, from the DRCNet online drug policy library.

Dogwood Center Health Emergency Reports
http://www.safeworks.org/savelivesnow/

State-by-state data on drug-related AIDS and its devastating impact on minority communities from the Health Emergency reports of the Dogwood Center.

Drug Abuse Research Center (DARC) at U California, Los Angeles
http://www.medsch.ucla.edu/som/npi/DARC

Drug Abuse Research Center (DARC) at the University of California, Los Angeles. DARC is a diverse research organization that investigates psychosocial and epidemiological issues pertaining to drug use and conducts evaluations of interventions for drug dependence. Among a large array of topics under investigation are new treatment approaches such as LAAM, methamphetamine, medical marijuana, and drug testing of federal pre-trial defendants.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/dawn.htm

Drug Abuse Warning Network. A division of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DAWN gathers statistics on drug-related hospital emergency room incidents. These statistics are used as one indicator of drug use trends and relative danger. DAWN's web site features past and current updates and reports on different drugs, as well as its comprehensive annual report. 

Drug Dependence Research Center (DDRC) of U California, San Francisco
http://itsa.ucsf.edu/~ddrc/

Drug Dependence Research Center at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, the University of California, San Francisco. DDRC's research focuses on the pharmacology, physiology and psychology of commonly abused drugs.

Drug Policy Foundation (DPF)
http://www.dpf.org/

The Drug Policy Foundation (DPF) offers a wide array of services to policy-makers and the media who are interested in drug policy issues. DPF has recently begun publishing a monthly briefing Network News, which focuses on federal drug policy and legislative developments, and to which you can subscribe on their web site. 

Drug Policy Project of the Federation of American Scientists
http://www.fas.org/drugs

Drug Policy Project of the Federation of American Scientists. This project was established to bring together a group of experts from diverse disciplines and political views. Their mission is to define a set of drug policies representing a "third way" between an unreflective toughening of policy toward currently illicit drugs -- in the extreme, an unrestricted "war on drugs" -- and an unreflective loosening of those policies -- in the extreme, complete "legalization." Prevention and drug education

Drug Strategies
http://www.drugstrategies.org/

Drug Strategies is a non-profit research institute that promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public initiatives that reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, treatment and law enforcement. Recent publications include assessments of the effectiveness of drug education programs, and a report on women, girls, and drugs.

Drug Watch International (DWI)
http://www.drugwatch.org/

Drug Watch International (DWI) is a nonprofit organization strongly opposed to drug policy reform, and an advocate of much stronger law enforcement.

Drugtext Europe
http://www.drugtext.nl/

Drugtext Europe, web site of the International Foundation for Drug Policy and Human Rights. One of the largest online library collections on drug policy. U.S. mirror site at http://www.drugtext.org/.

Drugtext USA
http://www.drugtext.org/

Drugtext USA

Dutch Ministry of Justice
http://www.minjust.nl:8080/a_beleid/thema/them_ind.htm

Dutch Ministry of Justice. Top government agency in the Netherlands responsible for that nation's crime and drug policy. Their English-language site contains policy briefings on Dutch drug and crime policy, and current statistics on drug use and crime patterns, trends, etc.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
http://www.famm.org/

Web site of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), a national organization advocating repeal of mandatory minimum sentencing and reform of the federal sentencing guidelines. Features victims cases and links to further information.

Family Resource Council
http://www.frc.org/

Family Resource Council. A leading religious right political advocacy organization, FRC has recently begun speaking out against various forms of drug reform, including needle exchange and medical marijuana. 

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights (FEAR)
http://www.fear.org/

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights (FEAR), national organization opposing the rampant abuses of asset forfeiture. Site features victims' stories, analysis and updates on federal and state forfeiture legislation, connections to attorneys specializing in forfeiture cases, and a large library of background materials.

Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)
http://www.harmreduction.org/

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) promotes strategies for reducing the harms of drug abuse and problematic sexual behavior.

How to Raise Drug-Free Kids (Reader's Digest)
http://www.dare-america.com/

"How to Raise Drug-Free Kids" is sponsored by Reader's Digest.

Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
http://www.drugfreeworkplace.org/

Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace is a non-profit organization that promotes drug testing and other zero-tolerance drug policies in the workplace. 

Institute for Community-Based Research (ICBR) of NDRI
http://www.ndri.org/html/nrdi-nc.html

Institute for Community-Based Research. ICBR is a division of the National Development and Research Institute (NDRI, see below). It's mission is to develop theory, conduct research, improve methods for understanding alcohol and other drug abuse problems and their consequences, and develop and evaluate community-based treatment programs, policies, and processes. Current research topics include prevention and treatment outcomes, issues specific to women and families involved in treatment and prevention, and patterns of use, abuse, and dependence.

Institute for Scientific Analysis (ISA) San Francisco
http://www.scientificanalysis.org/

Institute for Scientific Analysis. ISA is the research division of Scientific Analysis Corporation (SAC), a nonprofit corporation located in San Francisco, California. ISA sponsors federally funded research grants for independent researchers investigating the major social issues of the day. Current crime/drugs topics include AIDS prevention and needle exchange, crime and delinquency, pregnancy and drug use, among others. 

Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR)
http://www.ibr.tcu.edu/

The Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at Texas Christian University conducts evaluations of drug abuse, addiction services, and workplace interventions. Current topics include evaluation of treatment programs, prison-based drug treatment, methadone, and workplace prevention programs. 

Join Together
http://www.jointogether.org/

Join Together, a national network of drug prevention organizations. Includes an extensive directory of links to sites on prevention, treatment, self-help, and education.

Lindesmith Center's "focal point" on methadone
http://www.lindesmith.org/methmain.html

The Lindesmith Center's "focal point" on methadone, featuring nearly twenty scholarly articles on methadone maintenance and a directory of methadone information.

Lindesmith Center's focal point page
http://www.lindesmith.org/mmjmain.html

The Lindesmith Center's focal point page is currently devoted to medical marijuana and includes contacts, phone numbers, and addresses for physicians, nurses, researchers, advocates, and suppliers.

Lindesmith Center's index of needle exchange
http://www.lindesmith.org/tlcintro.html

The Lindesmith Center's index of needle exchange-related documents on its site 

Marijuana News
http://www.marijuananews.com/

Marijuana News is a reform-oriented source for marijuana-related news articles and news analysis, from both the U.S. and abroad. The site is updated daily, and includes an extensive news archive.

Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
http://www.mpp.org/

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) lobbies for reform of the marijuana laws and is currently focusing on medical marijuana.

Media Awareness Project
http://www.mapinc.org/

The Media Awareness Project is a media and internet-focused drug reform organization. Their website maintains an excellent searchable archive of newspaper and other media reports on drugs and drug policy, as well as a current news stories section that is updated daily.

Medical marijuana master reference
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/medical_mj.htm

Medical marijuana master reference, an extensive directory of medical marijuana information available on the net.

Medical Marijuana Science
http://www.medmjscience.org/

Site maintained by Americans for Medical Rights to document the scientific evidence supporting the medical utility of marijuana. Contains full-text reports, studies, history, and published opinion pieces on medical marijuana.

Methadone Today, Detroit
http://www.tir.com/~yourtype/

Methadone Today, the official newsletter of the Detroit Organizational Needs in Treatment (DONT).

Moderation Management (MM)
http://comnet.org/mm/

Moderation Management (MM) is a moderation-oriented treatment program which emphasizes self-management, moderation, and a balanced lifestyle. It is "not intended for alcoholics or those severely dependent on alcohol."

Monitoring the Future Study, U Michigan
http://monitoringthefuture.org/

The Monitoring the Future Study is conducted at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, supported by research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The annual study, which is available on this site, tracks trends and prevalence in youth drug use nationwide.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
http://www.maps.org/

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) focuses on research into medical uses of marijuana and psychedelics. Raises funds and helps researchers overcome regulatory obstacles.

NAMA's links to other drug policy sites
http://www.methadone.org/resource.html

NAMA's links to methadone and other drug policy sites.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
http://www.wsoinc.com/

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a self-treatment program for people with narcotics problems, modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous.

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)
http://www.methadone.org/

The National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA) advocates greater acceptance and availability of methadone maintenance treatment for opiate addiction, including allowing physicians to prescribe methadone in private practice.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. NACJD is a branch of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to computer-readable criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. The NACJD web site provides downloadable access to over 550 criminal justice data collections free of charge. This includes the annual Uniform Crime Reports compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Maintains a good links page for federal and international criminal justice websites.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
http://www.criminaljustice.org/CHAMPION/ARTICLES/97jun01.htm

An article on the web site National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) with an alert about the current forfeiture bill.

National Center of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
http://www.ncadd.org/

National Center of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is a federal drug abuse treatment and prevention advocacy agency that focuses largely on alcoholism.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
http://www.casacolumbia.org/

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is a nonprofit advocacy organization, which produces reports on the harm to individuals and society caused by drug abuse.

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA)
http://www.ncianet.org/ncia/

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and has been on the cutting edge of criminal justice reform in the United States since its founding in 1977. With a full-time staff of over 300, NCIA is a private, nonprofit agency providing training, technical assistance, research and direct services to criminal justice, social services, and mental health organizations and clients across the country.

National Development and Research Institute (NDRI)
http://www.ndri.org/

National Development and Research Institute. NDRI is a not-for-profit organization established in 1967 to advance and utilize scientific knowledge toward innovative solutions for substance abuse, mental health problems, HIV/AIDS and related medical and social concerns, especially among high-risk populations. NDRI's focus has broadened to reflect the changing nature of urban problems and includes HIV/AIDS prevention and epidemiology, at-risk youth, correlates of urban violence, health needs of drug users, and evaluation of a broad range of services and preventive programs.

National Families In Action (NFIA)
http://www.emory.edu/NFIA/

National Families In Action (NFIA) is a nonprofit grassroots anti-drug organization that works to set up community drug-abuse prevention programs.

National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA)
http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/p0000016.htm

National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) reports on the prevalence, patterns and consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population age 12 and over. The survey is conducted annually and is designed to produce drug and alcohol use incidence and prevalence estimates. Data are also collected periodically on special topics of interest such as criminal behavior, treatment, mental health and attitudes about drugs.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
http://www.norml.org/

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is the oldest and largest marijuana reform organization and advocates the legalization of marijuana for adults.

Needle Exchange: A Form of Harm Reduction
http://www.drcnet.org/gateway/nep.html

Needle Exchange: A Form of Harm Reduction, DRCNet's "topics in depth" page on needle exchange.

Needle Exchanges Advancing Under Fire
http://www.drcnet.org/guide10-96/underfire.html

Needle Exchanges Advancing Under Fire, article in a recent edition of DRCNet's newsletter, The Activist Guide, tracing the recent progress and setbacks for needle exchange programs around the country. This article served as an information source for a recent cover story in The Nation.

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)
http://www.oasas.state.ny.us/

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. NYS OASAS maintains drug use prevalence and trend statistics on their sight, as well as other information on drug prevention and treatment in New York. 

News Briefs of National Drug Strategy Network
http://www.ndsn.org/

News Briefs, the monthly newsletter of the National Drug Strategy Network (NDSN). News about all aspects of the drug problem-American and international, with detailed coverage going back to 1993. Non-advocacy.

NIDA Notes
http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDA_Notes/NNindex.html

NIDA Notes covers developments and news in the areas of treatment and prevention research, epidemiology, neuroscience, behavioral research, health services research, and AIDS. NIDA Notes is a publication of the U.S. Government, produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)
http://www.nasen.org/

North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN) home page.

November Coalition
http://www.november.org/

The November Coalition is a growing grassroots organization based in Washington State, working to end the drug war. 

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/

Office of National Drug Control Policy. ONDCP is the lead federal agency responsible for developing and coordinating federal drug policy. Site contains a library of useful reports and publications, as well as news updates and press releases from the "Drug Czar."

Pain Net, Inc.
http://www.painnet.com/

Pain Net, Inc. is a nationwide network developed by physicians, educators, and business professionals, to provide educational and support services to physicians, and other health care professionals throughout the nation dealing with the treatment of chronic pain patients. Site features a document library and links page to professional pain treatment resources.

Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA)
http://www.drugfreeamerica.org/

The Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA) is a nonprofit coalition of media and advertising agencies using national television and print advertising to stigmatize drug users and warn against drug abuse.

Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy (PLNDP)
http://center.butler.brown.edu/plndp/

Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy. PLNDP, which is a non-partisan group of 37 prominent physicians, organized to do a policy review of the nation's anti-drug efforts, commissions studies on a variety of drug policy topics. PLNCP is not "pro-legalization," focusing on evaluating significant new policy directions for solving drug problems. The group has launched a major new series of research studies on drug courts and drug treatment programs for prisoners, parolees, and teenage drug users to identify the best new programs to reduce drug use, crime, and re-arrest rates.

Prisoners of the Drug War (DRCNet)
http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/prisoners/

Prisoners of the Drug War, DRCNet's archive of over sixty prisoner cases, largely from FAMM.

RAND Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC) Santa Monica CA
http://www.rand.org/multi/dprc/

RAND Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center. DPRC was established in 1989 to conduct the empirical research, policy analysis, and outreach needed to help community leaders and public officials develop more effective strategies for dealing with drug problems. Research areas include projections of drug-use trends and problems, evaluations of street-level drug markets, analyses of the effectiveness of enforcement-oriented drug strategies, and drug policies in other nations. 

Rand Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC)
http://www.rand.org/publications/search.html

The Rand Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC) includes a subject index and abstracts for all publications on their site. Topics include drug policy and trends, state and local drug policy, national drug policy, international drug policy, prevention, treatment, enforcement, data systems and analysis, and modeling and policy gaming. Reports can be ordered online.

ReconsiDer: Forum on Drug Policy
http://www.reconsider.org/

Home page of the ReconsiDer: Forum on Drug Policy, a statewide grassroots drug reform organization based in Syracuse New York. Their site contains a document library, calendar of upcoming events, a speakers' bureau, a quarterly journal, and updates on the statewide effort to reform New York's "Rockefeller Drug Laws."

Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) in Buffalo, NY
http://www.ria.org/

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) in Buffalo, New York, studies alcoholism, substance abuse, and related issues such as crime and violence. The Institute offers addiction treatment services through its Clinical Research Center (CRC). The history of alcoholism and the biomedical consequences of alcohol consumption are addressed by the Center for the Clinical and Medical Epidemiology of Alcohol, part of the RIA.

Safeworks AIDS Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://www.safeworks.org/safeprograms.html

The Safeworks AIDS Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota, maintains a directory of needle exchange program web sites.

San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators' Club
http://www.marijuana.org/

Web site of the San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators' Club (formerly the Cannabis Buyers' Club).

Sentencing Project Documents
http://www.sentencingproject.org

Documents published by the Sentencing Project, a think tank that researches the impact of criminal justice policies and advocates alternatives.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. This federal government publication brings together statistical information about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Over 650 tables and 5 figures from more than 100 data sources are available from this site.

Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
http://www.peele.net

The Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site contains a library of materials on the addiction experience.

The Federal Judicial Center (FJC)
http://www.fjc.gov/

The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system, and was established by Congress in 1967. It's Research Division undertakes  research on federal judicial processes, court management, and sentencing and its consequences. 

The Lindesmith Center (TLC)
http://www.lindesmith.org/

The Lindesmith Center (TLC) is a Manhattan-based drug policy research institute. Its site features full-text articles from the academic and popular press focusing on drug policy from economic, criminal justice, and public health perspectives. Recent "focal point" topics include methadone maintenance and medical marijuana.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)
http://www.trac.syr.edu/

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) was founded to give journalists, researchers, and the public easy access to the never-before-released "transactional records" the federal government keeps of its official actions, as well as tools for analyzing the data. Based at Syracuse University, TRAC used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain various federal agencies' records on computer tapes. TRAC provides detailed analyses of federal law enforcement, including FBI and DEA activities.

Uniform Crime Reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (UCR)
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

Uniform Crime Reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. UCR is a city, county, and state law enforcement program, which provides a nationwide view of crime based on statistics submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. This site contains the latest edition, plus additional special reports and analysis o

United States Sentencing Commission (USSC)
http://www.ussc.gov/

United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) web site. Site contains extensive information on federal criminal sentencing guidelines, including statistics, reports to Congress, hearing testimony and transcripts, and links to state sentencing commissions.

Virginia Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VATTC)
http://views.vcu.edu/vattc/

Virginia Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VATTC) provide resources to addiction treatment practitioners, state and local human service agencies, criminal justice agencies, and higher education institutions.

Virtual Clearinghouse on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
http://www.atod.org/

Virtual Clearinghouse on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. A collaborative effort of a number of drug research and treatment organizations around the world having an interest in disseminating high quality information about the nature, extent and consequences of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. This encompasses prevention, treatment, research, enforcement, and development of policy. Site features a large full-text, searchable, document library. Includes an extensive links section to a wide variety of drug information sources from around the world. 

Voice of America's Front-line Drug Warriors
http://members.aol.com/deawatch/

The Voice of America's Front-line Drug Warriors is sponsored by the American Law Enforcement Electronic Library rather than the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The group, made up of former and current DEA agents, is a critic of the Drug Enforcement Administration's leadership, but strongly in favor of harsh drug laws.

World's Largest Online Drug Policy Library (DRCNet)
http://www.druglibrary.org/

World's largest online drug policy library sponsored by DRCNet. Information on a wide range of drug policy topics, including the full text of major reports. Front page includes links to a number of substantial online collections.




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