Resource Directory

Campaign for New Drug Policies

A National Organization Reforming Drug Laws and Policies.

Change the Climate

Change the Climate is a campaign, founded by parents and business professionals, to educate the public about the tremendous waste of our tax dollars for the "war on marijuana" and the increasing threat to our basic civil liberties. Our goal is to tell the truth about marijuana -- to de-demonize it -- so that someday, politicians will support marijuana reform legislation.

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Common Sense for Drug Policy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reforming drug policy and expanding harm reduction. CSDP disseminates factual information and comments on existing laws, policies and practices. CSDP provides advice and assistance to individuals and organizations and facilitates coalition building.

Drop the Rock

Organization dedicated to repealing the Rockefeller Drug Laws in the state of New York. Enacted in 1973 when Nelson Rockefeller was governor, the Rockefeller Drug Laws require harsh prison terms for the possession or sale of relatively small amounts of drugs. There are now almost 15,500 drug offenders in NY's prisons; most of them minor offenders with no history of violent behavior.

Drug Abuse Warning Network Report

DAWN is a public health surveillance system that monitors: Drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs) and Drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners (ME/Cs). In 2003, a new, redesigned DAWN expanded beyond drug abuse. New DAWN helps communities and member facilities identify emerging problems, improve patient care, and manage resources.

Drug Policy Central

DPC was founded by DrugSense /MAP to support the efforts of those involved in global drug policy reform by providing affordable web and internet services. Non-profit organizations dedicated to drug policy reform that lack funding may benefit from our grant application process.

Drug Reform Coordination (DRC) Network

A resource for online drug reform activism.

Drug Sense

In 1996 Greer formed The Media Awareness Project (MAP) Inc. d/b/a DrugSense a nonprofit corporation. This unique organization is comprised of a nationwide network of volunteer activists dedicated to spreading honest and accurate information on all aspects of drug policy to the media, policy makers, and the public.

Drug Strategies

Nonprofit group dedicated to promoting more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems, and to support private and public initiatives that reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement.

Drug War Facts

Drug War Facts provides reliable information with applicable citations on important public health and criminal justice issues. It is updated regularly. Most charts, facts and figures are from government sources, government-sponsored sources, peer reviewed journals and occasionally newspapers. In all cases the source is cited so that journalists, scholars and students can verify, check context and obtain additional information.

Drug War Prisoners

A project for the committee on unjust sentenicing. Includes columns, documents, drug war talk, legalization, research, media, and more.


Efficacy is a Connecticut-based, non-profit organization advocating peaceful ways to respond to social problems. We use the following vehicles to express this: public presentations; a newsletter; commercial media; public radio and access television programs. At the present time, Efficacy is concentrating efforts on drug abuse and crime prevention. We encourage citizens to re-examine drug policy. We challenge the mentality of the drug war and find that present policies have been counter-effective. We promote open discussion of alternatives and public-health awareness.

Harm Reduction Coalition

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing. HRC fosters alternative models to conventional health and human services and drug treatment; challenges traditional client/provider relationships; and provides resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to address drug-related harm.

Hazelden Foundation

Hazelden touches the lives of people every day. For individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs, Hazelden (a nonprofit organization) helps people transform their lives by providing the highest quality treatment and continuing care services, education, research, and publishing products available today.

Human Rights and the Drug War

Dedicated to the nonviolent prisoners of the US Drug War, to their families, and to all who work for their freedom and to restore respect for all Human Rights.


Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others is an organization led by volunteers, is dedicated to encourage and assist Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment by conducting retreats and other events that provide support to Jews in recovery; promote knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish Community; and act as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.

Join Together Online

Join Together is a program of the Boston University School of Public Health. Since 1991 it has been the nation's leading provider of information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. Our mission is to help community leaders understand and use the most current scientifically valid prevention and treatment approaches. Our surveys have shown that communities with written strategies that are broadly supported by key leaders and institutions are the most likely to be successful in reducing and preventing alcohol and drug problems.

Lindesmith Center

A NY-based drug policy research institute; site features full-text articles from the academic & popular press focusing on drug policy from economic, criminal justice, & public health perspectives


Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies is a membership-based, IRS-approved 501 (c) (3) non-profit research and educational organization. We assist scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the risks and benefits of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana. MAPS' mission is to sponsor scientific research designed to develop psychedelics and marijuana into FDA-approved prescription medicines, and to educate the public honestly about the risks and benefits of these drugs. Read our strategy statement for more information.

Marijuana Arrests and Incarceration Report

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) intended to scrutinize the government's data and compile a definitive report detailing the numbers of marijuana offenders annually arrested and presently incarcerated.

Media Awareness Project

DrugSense and its largest project MAP combine to form a 501 c3 non-profit corporation. We exist to provide accurate information relevant to drug policy in order to heighten awareness of the extreme damage being caused to our nation and the world by our current flawed and failed "War on Drugs." We aim to inform the public of the existence of rational alternatives to the drug war, and to help organize citizens to bring about needed reforms.

Medical Assisted Treatment

Medical Assisted Treatment's aim is to raise awareness and understanding of substance abuse, the problems it creates, and the ways to deal with these problems. We provide a portal for news on drug and alcohol abuse, from worldwide news media and professional sources.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

CASA at Columbia University is the only national organization, which brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances -- alcohol, nicotine, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, performance enhancing drugs -- in all sectors of society.

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Provide information, resources and treatment for care providers and seniors battling addiction and related conditions.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support. The following offers a number of highlights of NCJRS services and resources.

National Drug Prosecution Center

The National Drug Prosecution Center is a branch of the American Prosecutors' Research Institute that trains prosecutors to investigate and prosecute drug cases more effectively, evaluate drug control and demand reduction strategies, and develop model drug laws.

National Drug Strategy Network

The NDSN is working for effective approaches to address the world's many drug problems by sharing accurate information about drug control strategies. NDSN is made up of individuals and organizations around the world, and is supported by the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, a privately funded, non-profit educational charity working on innovative solutions to problems facing the criminal justice system.

National Institute of Drug Abuse

US agency which promotes scientific research of illegal drugs to significantly improve drug abuse & addiction prevention, treatment, & policy.


SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Informationis the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment. We staff both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are skilled at recommending appropriate publications, posters, and videocassettes; conducting customized searches; providing grant and funding information; and referring people to appropriate organizations.


The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws' mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.

November Coalition

The November Coalition, a non-profit grassroots organization, was founded in 1997 to end drug war injustice. Members educate the public about destructive, unnecessary incarceration due to the U.S. drug war, and advocate for drug war prisoners.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.

Partnership for Responsible Drug Information

PDRI provides information and Encourages discussion about drugs and drug policy.


ReconsiDer is a grassroots not-for-profit membership organization that was incorporated in New York State by concerned citizens to provide a forum for discussing alternatives to one of America's greatest public policy failure: the war on drugs. Browse this site to learn all about drugs and drug policy and how you can help reduce crime and protect our children.


The mission of RehabInfo is to edcuate visitors through research-based, expert written content. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery. The site recently launched and focuses on a larger campaign to help promote independent, responsible information on addiction recovery.

SMART Recovery

As nationwide, nonprofit organization, Smart Recover offers free support groups to individuals who desire to gain independence from any type of addictive behavior including alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.

Provides accurate, up-to-date, and quick access information for referrals to Halfway Houses, Three-Quarter Way Houses, and Sober Houses.

Stop the Drug War

If you or a loved one suffers from a drug addiction, seek drug treatment programs including drug rehab and drug detox. It's not too late to get help. Site includes articles and resources in support of stopping the war against drugs.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a grassroots movement of students who know firsthand that the War on Drugs causes great harm to individuals and to society. Start a chapter on your campus this semester and fight back against the government's Drug War attacks on youth!

The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii

The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to encourage the development of effective drug policies that minimize economic, social, and human costs, and to promote the consideration of pragmatic approaches to drug policy based on: Scientific principles, Effective outcomes, Public-health considerations, Concern for human dignity, and Enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities.

The Drug Policy Forum of Texas

DPFT began with the basic belief that a well informed public will choose rational policies. DPFT was formed because the War On Drugs not only doesn't work, but is also causing a great deal of unintended damage to society. Most politicians are afraid to discuss alternatives, and the one-sided information given to the public is often distorted or simply wrong.

TLC Transitional Living Communities

If you want to change your life you're at the right site. TLC's entire staff consists of recovering substance abusers who are dedicated to helping others achieve sobriety. If your life is a mess and you want to change - we can help. Money is not required for entry. All that's required to become a TLC client is a desire to change and a willingness to follow our suggestions.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

U.S. Marijuana Party

The U.S. Marijuana Party is a motivated group of Americans who are tired of living in fear of their government because of marijuana prohibition. We are fed up with the intrusion into our personal lives, with urine testing at work and at school, with armed home invasions, and with the possibility of prison because of a plant. We feel it is time for the 12 million Americans who smoke marijuana on a regular basis to stop hiding their love for this plant and unite as one large body of voters to demand an end to the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana and the drug war.

Unitarian Universalists for Drug Policy Reform

UUDPR is a continental coalition of Unitarian Universalists leading the denomination's efforts to develop and promote more just and compassionate drug policies. In accordance with the denomination's new drug policy Statement of Conscience, we advocate that drug use should be a health issue, not a crime.

University of MI Institute for Social Research

Illicit drug use by U.S. teens is down, according to the 2006 Monitoring the Future Study of 50,000 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders. But prescription drug use remains high, and the decline in cigarette smoking has halted. UM Institute for Social Research is a center that conducts the annual Monitoring the Future survey of teens about substance use for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a component of the Executive Office of the President, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program.