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NIDA Research Dissemination Center

NIDA Drug Pubs Research Dissemination Center distributes materials to virtually all audiences: drug abuse researchers, health professionals, teachers, advocacy groups, teenagers and the general public. Anyone interested in receiving the latest scientific information about drug abuse and addiction can call 1-877-NIDA-NIH (1-877-643-2644), or 1-240-645-0228 (TDD). Order requests can be placed online or can also be e-mailed to:drugpubs@nida.nih.gov or faxed to 240-645-0227.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

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NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House

The principal purpose of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. To achieve this, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy, which directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities. By law, the Director of ONDCP also evaluates, coordinates, and oversees both the international and domestic anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies and ensures that such efforts sustain and complement State and local anti-drug activities. The Director advises the President regarding changes in the organization, management, budgeting, and personnel of Federal Agencies that could affect the Nation's anti-drug efforts; and regarding Federal agency compliance with their obligations under the Strategy.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. DPA is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms. As a result of our work, hundreds of thousands of people have been diverted from incarceration to drug treatment programs, hundreds of thousands of sick and dying patients can safely access their medicine without being considered criminals under the law, and states like California have saved more than $2.5 billion by eliminating wasteful and ineffective law enforcement, prosecution and prison expenditures.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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