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Academic Institutions & Learned Societies

Drugscope -provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research at local, national and international levels, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate and speak for our member organisations working on the ground. DrugScope is supported by a variety of organisations, including Government, EU, Trusts and Foundations.

Sheffield Medical School - Primary Care Clinic for Drug Dependence. Teaching material, forums & lecture notes on drug & opioid dependence.

drinkanddrugs.net is the web portal for substance misuse specialists and those in the wider health, social care and criminal justice fields who deal with drug and alcohol issues in the course of their work. The latest news from the field - comprehensive training listing - research and guidance for practitioners and line managers - professional standards and qualifications - feature articles on drugs and alcohol issues - links to other useful sites and resources - and latest job vacancies in the field

Social Market Foundation an independent think tank, exploring ideas that link the state and the market to create a more just, free and prosperous society.

EMCDDA The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is one of the European Union’s decentralised agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe.

Trimbos institute (NL) The Trimbos-instituut is an independent, national centre of expertise. It's aim is to improve public mental health. It is the result of the merging in 1996 of the Dutch Centre of Mental Welfare (NcGv) and the Netherlands Institute of Alcohol and Drugs (NIAD).

US National Institute for Drug Abuse NIDA was established in 1974, and in October 1992 it became part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute is organized into divisions and offices, each of which plays an important role in programs of drug abuse research.

RAND drug research centre The 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. The center is strongly committed to ensuring that its findings reach those who can make a difference. It accomplishes this by working directly with decisionmakers at the local, state, and federal levels and through an interactive communications program that includes briefings, seminars, workshops, guest speakers, conferences, and publications. The DPRC also hosts visiting scholars, and it sponsors training in drug policy research.

Glasgow Uni - dept of addictive behaviour

MAPS website (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Scholarly site on research into hallucinogens and psychoactive plants. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a membership-based non-profit research and educational organization. We assist scientists to design, obtain approval for, fund, conduct and report on research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs and marijuana.

International Cannabinoid Research Society Academic society for the study of cannabinoids

The 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. We take it for granted that it is in the public interest to prevent or minimize the adverse consequences caused by drugs of abuse to individuals and society. As an organization of scientists, we are in a position to provide information on which sound drug policy can be based. We want to help policy-makers and the public to understand what is known about drug abuse and what is not known, so that those responsible for national drug policy can shape their efforts according to the best available scientific data.

Medical Marijuana Research in the Nineties (M.A.P.S.), includes brief summary of events and links to documents and other sites.

Drug Use and Addiction - Liverpool John Moores University course (Diploma/MSC) for drugs workers.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse - a non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Experimental Psychopharmacology Research Unit - Maastricht University - a leading centre for drug/driving research.

Adelaide University - drugs & driving conference proceedings, lots of downloadable files

University of Glasgow Centre for Drug Misuse Research - The Centre for Drug Misuse Research was created in 1994 to provide a centre for research into various topics related to drug misuse. As part of the Social Science Faculty, the centre is located in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work

British Medical Association library.

MedWeb, is a catalog of health related web sites, maintained by the Emory Health Sciences Center Library to provide access to biomedical information to improve education, research and patient care.

National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University, Australia) To conduct and disseminate research and undertake such other activities as will improve the effectiveness of Australia's national effort to prevent drug-related problems.

Transport Research Laboratory - TRL is an independent, internationally recognised centre of excellence in surface transport issues. For more than 60 years TRL has worked closely with customers in the public, private and independent sectors of the UK and world-wide. The organisation provides research based technical help which enables customers to obtain improved value for money, generate competitive advantage and a better understanding of transport problems.

The Department of Health and Aged Care produces a large number of publications on a variety of health related issues campaigns and projects. This material can be used for educational and research purposes by health professionals and members of the general public. Many of the recently produced documents are listed below and cover a range of important health topics. Some of these documents are available for download by simply clicking on the underlined text.

Association of Colleges South West is representative body for FE colleges in UK.

CareandHealth was established in October 2000 to facilitate and promote professional information and communication exchange within the social care and health sectors.

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