Addiction - The War on Drugs

Drug Policy

  • American Civil Liberties Union Civil liberties news and resources related to drug policy
  • Common Sense For Drug Policy Organization advocating for "common sense" rather than drug war approach, numerous links to harm reduction organizations and resources about various drugs
  • Drug Policy Foundation Independent, nonprofit organization favoring alternatives to the "drug war," including public health strategies
  • Drug Reform Coordination Network Drug reform organization seeking reasoned alternatives to current policies, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing laws, and consideration of legalization; also links to enormous drug policy library
  • Drug Peace Campaign Organization that encourages Internet-based activism to bring about change in current drug policies, includes updated news archive
  • Harm Reduction Coalition Fosters harm reduction solutions to drug problems, site includes Straight Dope Education Series
  • International Harm Reduction Association UK-based organization with message board, links, and chat room
  • Lindesmith Center The most comprehensive harm reduction site around, includes extensive library, research briefs, e-mail newsletter, news items, and searchable database
  • National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws Principal national organization advocating for legalization of marijuana; site includes information about marijuana and current legislation being considered at state and national level

Harm Reduction Programs

  • DanceSafe Organization devoted to harm reduction with club drugs, particularly Ecstasy
  • DrinkWise A drinking moderation program for those with mild to moderate alcohol problems
  • Guided Self-Change Clinic Clinic based on the idea that problem drinkers not dependent on alcohol can self-guide treatment and pursue moderation goals, based at Nova Southeastern University
  • Injecting Rooms Australian Drug Foundation report reviews the evidence for injecting rooms, which are facilities that offer health worker supervision in safe needle practices
  • Rock Medicine Mobile medical emergency facility that provides medical and counseling services for those attending large events like rock concerts
  • Safe Works Needle Exchange Harm reduction organization that promotes HIV prevention through safer injection practices
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