Academic Institutions & Learned
-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
Medical School - Primary Care Clinic for Drug Dependence.
Teaching material, forums & lecture notes on drug
& opioid dependence.
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
Market Foundation an
independent think tank, exploring ideas that link the
state and the market to create a more just, free and prosperous
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
(EMCDDA) is one of the European Unions decentralised
agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it
is the central source of comprehensive information on
drugs and drug addiction in Europe.
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
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.
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.
Uni - dept of addictive behaviour
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.
Cannabinoid Research Society Academic society for
the study of cannabinoids
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
Marijuana Research in the Nineties (M.A.P.S.), includes
brief summary of events and links to documents and other
Use and Addiction - Liverpool John Moores University
course (Diploma/MSC) for drugs workers.
Centre on Substance Abuse - a non-profit organization
working to minimize the harm associated with the use of
alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Psychopharmacology Research Unit - Maastricht University
- a leading centre for drug/driving research.
University - drugs & driving conference proceedings,
lots of downloadable files
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
Medical Association library.
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.
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.
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.
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
of Colleges South West is representative body for
FE colleges in UK.
was established in October 2000 to facilitate and promote
professional information and communication exchange within
the social care and health sectors.