U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice - DEA

Organization URL(s)


Other Contact Information

Mailstop: (AES) 2401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22301
1-800-882-9539 (Voice - Toll-free)
202-307-1000 (Voice)


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was created in 1973, as the consolidation of several other Federal agencies, to enforce the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The DEA strives to eliminate drug trafficking by limiting the availability of controlled substances, stopping the smuggling of illegal substances, educating the public about the dangers of drug abuse, and arresting and prosecuting offenders.

Print Resources

The DEA publishes pamphlets and booklets on illegal drugs, symptoms of drug abuse, and the history of Federal drug enforcement.

Review Date

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008