Policy-oriented agencies:

  • RAND Drug Policy Research Center is a leading provider of rigorous, nonpartisan research on substance use and drug policy
  • Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy.
  • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies. It also helps professionals and practitioners working in the field pinpoint best practice and new areas of research.