Special Committee on Illegal Drugs

37th Parliament - 1st Session


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United Nations International Research Project on The Economic and Social Transformations Connected with the International Drug Problem
www.unesco.org/most/drugs.htm

Organization: United Nations
Summary: An international project with the goal of gathering, comparing, and generating research and knowledge surrounding the international supply of illegal drugs and accompanying social transformations.

 

The Institute on Global Drug Policy
www.estreet.com/orgs/dsi

Organization: The Institute on Global Drug Policy
Summary: Providing information on a variety of drug related issues and promoting drug policy that will reduce drug use.

 

DrugScope
http://www.drugscope.org.uk/home.asp

Organization: Merger of Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence & the Standing Conference on Drug Abuse.
Summary: UK website dedicated to informing policy development and reducing drug-related risk through providing information, promoting effective responses, research, and policy advice.

 

Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (Japan)
http://www.dapc.or.jp/english/index.htm

Organization: Drug Abuse Prevention Centre.
Summary: Japanese organization dedicated to drug prevention through the dissemination of accurate information illustrating the harms caused by drug abuse.

 

IFNGO
http://www.mmserve.com/drugs/ifngo/

Organization: International Federation of Non-Government Organizations for the Prevention of Drug and Substance Abuse.
Summary: Home page of the international organization dedicated to identifying service and programming needs related to substance abuse with the ultimate goal of a drug-free society.

 

IHRA
www.ihra.net/

Organization: International Harm Reduction Association
Summary: This site is the home page on an international professional association for individuals and associations concerned with the development of harm reduction policies. The site has an on-line library, press releases, and conference information.

 

Modeling Global Money Laundering Flows
www.ozemail.com.au/~born1820/mlmethod.htm

Organization: John Walker Crime Trends Analysis
Summary: Document using a crime-economic model to examine international money laundering including estimates of illicit drug trade contributions.

 

1999 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
www.state.gov/www/global/narcotics_law/1999_narc_report/

Organization: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Summary: Report analyzing the extent to which countries receiving INL assistance have met the goals and objectives of the 1988 UN Drug Convention.

 

Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
http://www.cicad.oas.org/

Organization: Organization of American States
Summary: Home page of the Commission dedicated to the prevention, control, and monitoring of illicit drug use, production, and trafficking throughout the Americas. On-line reports, statistics, information documents and action plans.

 

International Digest of Health Legislation
http://www.who.int/idhl/

Organization: World Health Organization
Summary: Database of health-related legislation from WHO member nations.

 

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs/Politics
http://www.admin.ch/bag/sucht/drog-pol/e/index.htm

Organization: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
Summary: Information and research concerning substance abuse, treatment, and policy in Switzerland.

 

BIRN
http://www.iph.fgov.be/reitox/

Organization: Belgian Information Reitox Network
Summary: This Reitox organization provides a summary of its focal points and collaboration with its EU counterparts as well as information on drug issues within Belgium.

 

BISDRO
http://www.bisdro.uni-bremen.de/

Organization: Institute for Drug Research Bremen
Summary: Provides information on European drug research publications.

 

CAN
http://www.can.se/

Organization: Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Summary: Provides English organizational summary and facts-sheets on drug use in Sweden.

 

CEDRO
http://www.frw.uva.nl/cedro/Welcome.html

Organization: Center for Drug Research, University of Amsterdam
Summary: Drug research center with an extensive library of information regarding Dutch drug use and policies.

 

Centre for Drug Misuse Research (Scotland)
http://www.gla.ac.uk/Inter/DrugMisuse/

Organization: University of Glasgow
Summary: Provides information on current research and past publications relating to drug issues.

 

CIAO
http://www.ciao.ch/new/f/drogue/index.html

Organization: CIAO
Summary: Youth-oriented site providing prevention information on drug use.

 

Drug Misuse Research Division (Ireland)
http://www.hrb.ie/cat_detail.php3?nCatId=6

Organization: Health Research Board
Summary: Information on drug issues, research, and programs in Ireland.

 

 

Drugtext
www.drugtext.org

Organization: DrugText
Summary: Site dedicated to providing information regarding substance use risk reduction. Includes on-line library, fact-sheets, and search facility.

 

European Community Action Programme for the Prevention of Drug Dependence
http://europa.eu.int/comm/health/ph/programmes/drugs/index_en.htm

Organization: European Union
Summary: Outlines the Community Programme developed to illuminate drug prevention, treatment, risk, education, and dependence issues in Europe.

 

Hassela Nordic Network
http://www.hnnsweden.com/

Organization: Hassela Nordic Network
Summary: A politically and religiously independent network for the international exchange of theoretical ideas and suggestions for practical action to maintain restrictive drug policy and prevent the legalization of illicit drugs.

 

European Cities Against Drugs
http://www.ecad.net/

Organization: European Cities Against Drugs
Summary: An organization promoting the formation of a common strategy and goals in combating drugs.

 

European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction
http://www.emcdda.org/home.shtml

Organization: European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Summary: Information and analysis of data at the European level concerning drugs, addiction, and consequences of drug use.

 

Greek Reitox Focal Point
http://business.hol.gr/~umhri/

Organization: University Mental Health Research Institute
Summary: Greek REITOX site with information on Greek drug policies, research (including annotated bibliography), epidemiology, and demand reduction interventions.

 

Drugs Base
www.drugsbase.com

Organization: Drugs Base
Summary: Dutch site providing articles, pictures, and information about illicit and homeopathic drugs.

 

Instituto Português da Droga e da Toxicodependência
http://www.ipdt.pt/

Organization: Instituto Português da Droga e da Toxicodependência
Summary: This Reitox organization provides information on Portugese drug issues, statistics, and interventions. (Some English and French summaries)

 

Interdepartmental Mission for the Fight Against Drugs and Drug Addiction
www.drogues.gouv.fr/uk/index.html

Organization: Government of France
Summary: Resource site with publications, reports and bibliographies relating to illicit drug use.

 

ITACA
http://www.itaca-europe.org/paginas/main.html

Organization: European Society of Professionals Working with Drug Dependencies
Summary: Organization for the discussion of drug dependency issues with on-line publications and information on upcoming forums for debate.

 

IVO
http://www.ivo.nl/

Organization: Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam
Summary: Research Institute dedicated to acquiring and transferring scientific information about addiction with an on-line annual report and an extensive list of publications.

 

Luxembourgish Information Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction
http://www.relis.lu/

Organization: Luxembourgish Information Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction
Summary: Provides information on work with the EMCDDA and reports on the drug situation within Luxembourg itself. (Reports in French only)

 

NAD
http://www.kaapeli.fi/nad/

Organization: Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drug Research
Summary: Organization dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary cooperation in alcohol and drug research, with information on seminars and meetings and on-line publications. (some English)

 

OGD
http://www.ogd.org/

Organization: Observatoire Géopolitique des Drogues
Summary: Organization investigating the geopolitics of drugs with on-line publication list, annual reports, and national analyses.

 

Phare Multi-Beneficiary Drugs Programme
http://www.fad.phare.org/

Organization: European Commission
Summary: Outline of a 1993-1997 project designed to assist the central and eastern European countries in drug initiatives. Site contains information on the history, epidemiology, activities, and final report of the organization.

 

Plan Nacional Sobre Drogas
http://www.mir.es/pnd/index.htm

Organization: Ministerio del Interior
Summary: Outlines the Spanish approach to illicit drugs and information on Spanish research, legislation, and related issues. (English summary)

 

POMPidOU Group
http://www.pompidou.coe.int/

Organization: The Pompidou Group
Summary: Organization against drug misuse and trafficking composed of 31 member nations and promoting a multidisciplinary approach with on-line publications, activity descriptions, and newsletters.

 

Qualitative European Drug Research
http://www.qed.org.uk/

Organization: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Summary: This website provides both on-line and off-line references for qualitative research in the field of drugs in Europe.

 

SDF
http://www.sdf.org.uk/

Organization: Scottish Drugs Forum
Summary: Non-governmental drug policy and information agency promoting effective, research-based responses to drugs with on-line organizational information and publications.

 

STAKES
http://www.stakes.fi/english/index.html

Organization: National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (Finland)
Summary: Provides information and on-line publications regarding drug issues in Finland with a summary of international involvement.

 

Sundhedsstyrelsen
http://www.sst.dk/english/index.asp

Organization: National Board of Health (Denmark)
Summary: Provides breakdown of Denmark’s Board of Health Organization including responsibility for drug abuse. (Limited information in English)

 

Swissweb de la Prévention et de la Gestion Promotionnelle de la Santé
www.prevention.ch/index2.htm

Organization: Swissweb de la Prévention et de la Gestion Promotionnelle de la Santé
Summary: Information and on-line brochures concerning health and drug prevention.

 

The Site
http://www.thesite.org/drugs/

Organization: Youth Net UK
Summary: Youth-oriented information site on drugs with British helpline information.

 

Trimbos-Instituut
http://www.trimbos.nl/indexuk.html

Organization: Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction
Summary: Independent Dutch national organization dedicated to the research, treatment, and prevention of drug abuse with on-line fact-sheet information.

 

Australian Drug Information Network
http://www.adin.com.au/

Organization: Australian Drug Information Network
Summary: This website provides extensive links and a search feature in order to provide users with access to a range of available information regarding illicit drugs.

 

AUSTRAC Estimates of the Extent of Money Laundering In and Throughout Australia
www.austrac.gov.au/publications/other_documents/moneylaundestimates/index.html

Organization: Government of Australia
Summary: Document examining money laundering in Australia including estimates and information regarding the proceeds of the illicit drug trade.

 

Drug Safe
http://www.drugsafe.org/

Organization: Drug Safe Life Education Australia
Summary: Drug information and educational activities designed for students, youth, families, and educators.

 

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Australia
http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/ndarc/

Organization: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Australia
Summary: Website with on-line publications, reports, and project descriptions related to the organization and oriented toward the development of effective drug and alcohol intervention.

 

NSW Drug Summit 1999
http://forums.socialchange.net.au/

Organization: New South Wales Drug Summit Committee
Summary: Information and transcripts relating to the New South Wales Drug Summit held in Sydney, 1999.

 

Reach Out!
http://www.reachout.asn.au/home.jsp

Organization: Reach Out
Summary: Resource site designed for youth in Australia with fact-sheets, contacts, and on-line interactive and chat pages.

 

Towards a Harm Reduction Model
http://www.greens.org.nz/docs/policy/drugs99.htm

Organization: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Summary: Outline of party’s platform and proposal for harm reduction policy.

 

Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
www.cfdp.ca

Organization: Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
Summary: Encouraging exchanges of views and recommending alternatives concerning Canadian drug law and policy.

 

Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
www.ccsa.ca

Organization: Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
Summary: Non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

 

Substance Abuse Policy in Canada
www.ccsa.ca/polrev.htm

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Full-text document of a presentation to the House Standing Committee on Health in 1996 regarding substance abuse issues.

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
http://www.camh.net/

Organization: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Summary: Website with resources, research information, and press releases relating to mental health and addiction issues in Canada.

 

Comité Permanent de Lutte à la Toxicomanie
www.cplt.com

Organization: Gouvernement du Québec: Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux
Summary: Information regarding the drug situation and surrounding issues in Québec.

 

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/laws/index.html

Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Summary: Database containing Canadian statutes, regulations, and case law information.

 

Canada’s Drug Strategy
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/cds-sca/cds/index.html

Organization: Health Canada
Summary: Home page for Canada’s Drug Strategy, dedicated to information and resources surrounding the goal of reducing the harm associated with alcohol and other drugs.

 

Drug Situation in Canada
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/html/drugsituation.htm

Organization: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Summary: A report describing the illicit drug trafficking activity in Canada in 1999.

 

Prevention Source BC
www.preventionsource.bc.ca/home/index.html

Organization: British Columbia Provincial Government
Summary: Provincial prevention resource center providing information and resources relating to substance abuse issues.

 

Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
www.gov.ab.ca/aadac/index.html

Organization: Alberta Provincial Government
Summary: Resources for providing independence and well-being through freedom from substance abuse.

 

1997 AFM Student Survey on Alcohol and Other Drugs
http://ccsa.ca/AFMsurvey.htm

Organization: Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Summary: Summary report of 1997 provincial survey examining student’s attitudes and behaviours related to drugs and drug use.

 

Substance Abuse Network of Ontario
http://sano.arf.org/

Organization: Substance Abuse Network of Ontario
Summary: Addiction related information and resources.

 

Institut de la Statistique du Québec
www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/donstat/sante/index_an.htm

Organization : Government of Québec
Summary : Statistical research documents regarding health-related issues including drug abuse.

 

www.cplt.com

 

New Brunswick Addiction Services
www.gnb.ca/0378/en/index.htm

Organization: Government of New Brunswick
Summary: Health resource site with provincial drug use surveys and addiction information.

 

Nova Scotia Student Drug Use 1998
www.gov.ns.ca/health/student-drug-use/contents.htm

Organization: Government of Nova Scotia
Summary: Survey evaluating patterns of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in grades 7, 9, 10, and 12.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Addictions Services
http://public.gov.nf.ca/health/commhlth/factlist/factlist.htm

Organization: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Summary: Information, facts, and resources related to addictions.

 

The Underground Economy: Global Evidence of its Size and Impact
www.fraserinstitute.ca/publications/books/underground/

Organization: The Fraser Institute, Vancouver BC.
Summary: A collection of papers examining the international underground economy with a focus on its existence and role in Canada.

 

Cannabis Control Policy: A Discussion Paper
www.cfdp.ca/canrep/contents.htm

Organization: Department of National Health and Welfare
Summary: Analysis of the major health and safety issues related to cannabis prepared for a Cabinet Discussion Paper in 1979.

 

2000 Drug Eradication Program A Success
www.gov.on.ca/opp/media/english/1220drug.htm

Organization: Ontario Provincial Police
Summary: Report detailing the marijuana plant seizures in Ontario during the year 2000 eradication program.

 

Greater Toronto Area Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – Facts Sheet: Heroin
www.cfseu.org/heroin.html

Organization: Greater Toronto Area Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit
Summary: Facts sheet concerning heroin use and trafficking statistics from Toronto, RCMP, and UN sources.

 

Drug Prevention Center
www.city.toronto.on.ca/drugcentre/index.htm

Organization: City of Toronto
Summary: Information and resources concerning illicit drug use in the City of Toronto.

 

Canada’s Drug Strategy HCAN Evaluation
www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rma/database/studies/997997.e.html

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Information concerning Canada’s Drug Strategy as reported in the 1997 evaluation.

 

Drugs and Drug Trafficking
www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/bp435-e.htm

Organization: Government of Canada (Parliamentary Research Branch)
Summary: An examination of Canada’s past and present role in the international drug trade.

 

Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin
http://sen.parl.gc.ca/pcnolin/

Organization: Senate of Canada
Summary: Personal home page with information about the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, including a request for community feedback on drug issues.

 

Substance Abuse Policy in Canada
www.ccsa.ca/polrev.htm

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Full-text document of a presentation to the House Standing Committee on Health in 1996 regarding substance abuse issues.

 

Substance Abuse and Public Policy
www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/942-e.htm

Organization: Government of Canada (Parliamentary Research Branch)
Summary: An examination of Canadian substance abuse policy with regard to both legal and illegal drugs.

 

Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues
http://www.aidslaw.ca/Maincontent/issues/druglaws.htm

 

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
http://www.csam.org/

Drug-Free America Foundation
http://www.dfaf.org/

Organization: Drug Free America Foundation Inc.
Summary: Developing site providing resources and information supporting a drug-free America.

 

Freevibe
http://www.freevibe.org/index.shtml

Organization: National Youth Media Anti-Drug Campaign
Summary: Site dedicated to preventing drug use among US youth.

 

National Families in Action
http://www.emory.edu/NFIA/

Organization: National Families in Action
Summary: Provides information designed to help families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

 

Office of National Drug Control Policy
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

Organization: Office of National Drug Control Policy
Summary: Mandated to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the US drug control program

 

Prevline Prevention Online/NCDI
www.health.org

Organization: Prevline Prevention Online/National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Summary: Provides information surrounding drug, alcohol, nicotine, and other addiction topics.

 

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
www.casacolumbia.org/

Organization: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Summary: Dedicated to information about substance abuse and its economic, social, and personal impact.

 

National Criminal Justice Reference Center
www.ncjrs.org/drgswww

Organization: National Criminal Justice Reference Center
Summary: List of primarily North American drug and crime links.

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/

Organization: US Government
Summary: Organization dedicated to scientific research and information-sharing in the areas of drug abuse and addiction with pages designed for parents, educators, and students.

 

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
http://www.drugfreeamerica.org/

Organization: Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Summary: Site dedicated to reducing the demand for illicit drugs through media communication.

 

National Drug Strategy Network
www.ndsn.org

Organization: National Drug Strategy Network
Summary: Non-positional organization working for effective approaches to drug problems through information sharing.

 

Drug Enforcement Agency
www.usdoj.gov/dea/

Organization: U.S. Department of Justice
Summary: Organization dedicated to enforcing the controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States.

 

SSDP
http://www.ssdp.org/index2.html

Organization: Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Summary: Site dedicated to promoting awareness of the social costs of prohibition and to the development of a public health approach to drug control.

 

StopTheWar.com
www.stopthewar.com

Organization: The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation
Summary: Site using the movie Traffic to illustrate the realities of the US War on Drugs.

 

ReconsiDer Forum on Drug Policy
http://www.reconsider.org

Organization: ReconsiDer Forum on Drug Policy
Summary: Organization dedicated to effecting substantial change in US drug policy through open discussion and education.

 

The Media Awareness Project
http://www.mapinc.org/

Organization: The Media Awareness Project
Summary: A worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform and promoting balanced media coverage of drug issues.

 

Common Sense for Drug Policy
www.csdp.org

Organization: Common Sense for Drug Policy
Summary: Dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy and alternatives through public education and the provision of technical and legal assistance to groups and individuals working on or affected by current policy.

 

Substance Abuse Policy in Canada
www.ccsa.ca/polrev.htm

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Full-text document of a presentation to the House Standing Committee on Health in 1996 regarding substance abuse issues.

 

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
www.parl.gc.ca/english/senate/com-e/lega-e/04evb-e.htm

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Transcript of evidence presented by expert speakers to the Senate Committee regarding the introduction of Bill C-8.

 

Cannabis Control Policy: A Discussion Paper
www.cfdp.ca/canrep/contents.htm

Organization: Department of National Health and Welfare
Summary: Analysis of the major health and safety issues related to cannabis prepared for a Cabinet Discussion Paper in 1979.

 

Peace not War Activists Guide
www.peacenotwar.com/activist

Organization: Peace not War Activists Guide
Summary: Organization supporting an end to the Drug War through legalization.

 

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
www.norml.org

Organization: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Summary: Organization advocating marijuana legalization.

 

Marijuana.com
http://www.marijuana.com

Organization: Marijuana.com
Summary: "The Internet’s Answer to the Drug War" – Information regarding issues involved in the US war on drugs.

 

RAND Drug Policy Research Center
www.rand.org

Organization: RAND Health and Criminal Justice Divisions
Summary: Research conducted with the goal of providing a firm, empirical foundation for the basis of policy development.

 

Drug Watch International
http://www.drugwatch.org/

Organization: Drug Watch International
Summary: An organization providing information and research to promote healthy, drug-free cultures and opposing drug legalization.

 

DrugScope
http://www.drugscope.org.uk/home.asp

Organization: Merger of Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence & the Standing Conference on Drug Abuse.
Summary: UK website dedicated to informing policy development and reducing drug-related risk through providing information, promoting effective responses, research, and policy advice.

 

ECDP
http://www.ecdp.net/

Organization: European Cities on Drug Policy
Summary: Organization dedicated to the creation of new and innovative policy to address drug issues with online publications and organizational policy information.

 

IHRA
www.ihra.net/

Organization: International Harm Reduction Association
Summary: This site is the home page on an international professional association for individuals and associations concerned with the development of harm reduction policies. The site has an on-line library, press releases, and conference information.

 

Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues
www.aidslaw.ca/Maincontent/issues/druglaws.htm

Organization: Canadian HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse
Summary: On-line reports discussing the importance of addressing the problem of spreading HIV/AIDS among Canadian injection drug users.

The Institue on Global Drug Policy
http://www.estreet.com/orgs/dsi/

Organization: The Institute on Global Drug Policy
Summary: Providing information on a variety of drug related issues and promoting drug policy that will reduce drug use.

 

Hassela Nordic Network
http://www.hnnsweden.com/

Organization: Hassela Nordic Network
Summary: A politically and religiously independent network for the international exchange of theoretical ideas and suggestions for practical action to maintain restrictive drug policy and prevent the legalization of illicit drugs.

 

Marijuana: Advances in Research
http://www.sarnia.com/groups/antidrug/

Organization: Marijuana: Advances in Research
Summary: Promoting public awareness information supporting anti-marijuana legislation.

 

Office of National Drug Control Policy
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

Organization: Office of National Drug Control Policy
Summary: Mandated to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the US drug control program.

 

NAPHP
www.naphp.org/policy.html

Organization: National Association of Public Health Policy
Summary: Policy recommendations submitted to the US government regarding the war on drugs.

 

SSDP
http://www.ssdp.org/index2.html

Organization: Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Summary: Site dedicated to promoting awareness of the social costs of prohibition and to the development of a public health approach to drug control.

 

Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues
www.aidslaw.ca/Maincontent/issues/druglaws.htm

Organization: Canadian HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse
Summary: On-line reports discussing the importance of addressing the problem of spreading HIV/AIDS among Canadian injection drug users.

 

Harm Reduction: A Public Health Strategy
www.lindesmith.org

Organization: Harm Reduction: A Public Health Strategy
Summary: Document by Ernest Drucker examining harm reduction and its possible policy applications.

 

Harm Reduction and Illicit Drug Use
www.habitsmart.com/drugs

Organization: Harm Reduction and Illicit Drug Use
Summary: Document by Robert Westermeyer Ph.D examining harm reduction as an approach to drug abuse and recommending steps toward helping current addicts.

 

CEE-HRN
http://www.ceehrn.org/

Organization: Central-Eastern European Harm Reduction Network
Summary: Home-page of the organization dedicated to the development and implementation of common policies benefiting the health and well-being of non-medical consumers of drugs in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Drugtext
www.drugtext.org

Organization: DrugText
Summary: Site dedicated to providing information regarding substance use risk reduction. Includes on-line library, fact-sheets, and search facility.

 

Marijuana Policy Project
www.mpp.org

Organization: Marijuana Policy Project
Summary:
Organization dedicated to reducing the harm associated with marijuana through policy and law reform.

 

Global Voice
http://www.global-voice.org/

Organization: Global Voice Project
Summary: Links to international harm reduction organizations with contact information.

 

Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
www.ccsa.ca

Organization: Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
Summary: Non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

 

Canada’s Drug Strategy
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/cds-sca/cds/index.html

Organization: Health Canada
Summary: Home page for Canada’s Drug Strategy, dedicated to information and resources surrounding the goal of reducing the harm associated with alcohol and other drugs.

 

IHRA
www.ihra.net/

Organization: International Harm Reduction Association
Summary: This site is the home page on an international professional association for individuals and associations concerned with the development of harm reduction policies. The site has an on-line library, press releases, and conference information.

 

Latin American Harm Reduction Network
http://www.relard.org/

Organization: Latin American Harm Reduction Network
Summary: Organization home page – under construction.

 

Efficacy On-Line
www.efficacy-online.org/index.html

Organization: Efficacy
Summary: Organization advocating harm-reduction approaches to resolve the war on drugs, with information on use and policy history of specific drugs.

 

The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation
http://www.lindesmith.org/

Organization: The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation
Summary: A US organization dedicated to promoting harm-reduction drug policy and broadening public knowledge on drug-related policies and issues.

 

Mainline
http://www.mainline.org/

Organization: Mainline
Summary: Homepage of the professional harm-reduction organization, with information on the concept of harm reduction and the activities, research, educational, monitoring, and outreach work done by Mainline.

 

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
www.parl.gc.ca/english/senate/com-e/lega-e/04evb-e.htm

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Transcript of evidence presented by expert speakers to the Senate Committee regarding the introduction of Bill C-8.

 

Towards a Harm Reduction Model
http://www.greens.org.nz/docs/policy/drugs99.htm

Organization: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Summary:
Outline of party’s platform and proposal for harm reduction policy.

 

National Families in Action
http://www.emory.edu/NFIA/

Organization: National Families in Action
Summary: Provides information designed to help families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

 

Marijuana: Advances in Research
http://www.sarnia.com/groups/antidrug/

Organization: Marijuana: Advances in Research
Summary: Promoting public awareness information supporting anti-marijuana legislation.

 

Institute of Medicine Report on Medical Marijuana
www.nap.edu

Organization: Institute of Medicine
Summary: An extensive summary of existing research and knowledge regarding the issues surrounding medical marijuana and conclusions drawn on the basis of this knowledge.

 

THC
http://www.thc.nl/ConLinks.htm

Organization: THC
Summary: Extensive list of links to sites dealing with cannabis issues.

 

Cannabis Culture
www.cannabisculture.com/

Organization: Cannabis Culture
Summary: Home page of international magazine with on-line articles and international news resources.

 

Marijuana Policy Project
www.mpp.org

Organization: Marijuana Policy Project
Summary: Organization dedicated to reducing the harm associated with marijuana through policy and law reform.

 

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
www.norml.org

Organization: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Summary: Organization advocating marijuana legalization.

 

Marijuana.com
http://www.marijuana.com

Organization: Marijuana.com
Summary: "The Internet’s Answer to the Drug War" – Information regarding issues involved in the US war on drugs.

 

Cannabis News
www.cannabisnews.com

Organization: Cannabis News
Summary: Extensive on-line media stories and information related to international cannabis issues.

 

BC Magic
www.bcmagic.com/

Organization: BC Magic
Summary: News and on-line information regarding cannabis,focusing on Canadian issues.

 

United Nations International Research Project on The Economic and Social Transformations Connected with the International Drug Problem
www.unesco.org/most/drugs.htm

Organization: United Nations
Summary: An international project with the goal of gathering, comparing, and generating research and knowledge surrounding the international supply of illegal drugs and accompanying social transformations.

 

International Guidelines for Estimating the Costs of Substance Abuse
www.ccsa.ca/intguide.htm#Contents

Organization: Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
Summary: Document presenting a framework for estimating costs of substance abuse on a social level.

 

Harm Reduction: A Public Health Strategy
www.lindesmith.org

Organization: Harm Reduction: A Public Health Strategy
Summary: Document by Ernest Drucker examining harm reduction and its possible policy applications.

 

The Compassion Club
http://www.thecompassionclub.org/

Organization: The Compassion Club
Summary: Home page of the BC Club dedicated to the provision of clean marijuana to patients with medical needs. Contains on-line media, historical, and scientific information related to medicinal marijuana.

 

Institute of Medical Marijuana
http://medicalmarijuana.org/

Organization: Institute of Medical Marijuana
Summary: Dutch site with on-line research information supporting the legitimacy of medical marijuana use.

 

Harm Reduction and Illicit Drug Use
www.habitsmart.com/drugs

Organization: Harm Reduction and Illicit Drug Use
Summary: Document by Robert Westermeyer Ph.D examining harm reduction as an approach to drug abuse and recommending steps toward helping current addicts.

 

Institute of Medicine Report on Medical Marijuana
www.nap.edu/catalog/6376.html

Organization: Institute of Medicine
Summary: An extensive summary of existing research and knowledge regarding the issues surrounding medical marijuana and conclusions drawn on the basis of this knowledge.

 

Consumer’s Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs
www.druglibrary.org

Organization: Consumer’s Union
Summary: 1972 report by Consumer’s Union providing a review of issues and research on both licit and illicit drugs.

 

Substance Abuse Policy in Canada
www.ccsa.ca/polrev.htm

Organization: Government of Canada
Summary: Full-text document of a presentation to the House Standing Committee on Health in 1996 regarding substance abuse issues.

 

"Dug War" and "Shamanism and the Drug Propaganda"
www.drugwar.com

Organization: KALYX.COM
Summary: Advertising books by author Dan Russel.

 

1997 AFM Student Survey on Alcohol and Other Drugs
http://ccsa.ca/AFMsurvey.htm

Organization: Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Summary: Summary report of 1997 provincial survey examining student’s attitudes and behaviours related to drugs and drug use.

 

Nova Scotia Student Drug Use 1998
www.gov.ns.ca/health/student-drug-use/contents.htm

Organization: Government of Nova Scotia
Summary: Survey evaluating patterns of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in grades 7, 9, 10, and 12.

 

The Underground Economy: Global Evidence of its Size and Impact
www.fraserinstitute.ca/publications/books/underground/

Organization: The Fraser Institute, Vancouver BC.
Summary: A collection of papers examining the international underground economy with a focus on its existence and role in Canada.

 

Cannabis Control Policy: A Discussion Paper
www.cfdp.ca/canrep/contents.htm

Organization: Department of National Health and Welfare
Summary: Analysis of the major health and safety issues related to cannabis prepared for a Cabinet Discussion Paper in 1979.

 

1999 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
www.state.gov/www/global/narcotics_law/1999_narc_report/

Organization: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Summary: Report analyzing the extent to which countries receiving INL assistance have met the goals and objectives of the 1988 UN Drug Convention.

 

Drug War Economics
www.mv.com/ipusers/barbarian/book/dwe.htm

Organization: Jay Lindberg
Summary: Research document prepared by Jay Lindberg regarding corruption and the economics surrounding the US Drug War.

 

SAMHSA Facts Sheet (1999)
www.samhsa.gov/PRESS/99/990818fs.htm

Organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Summary: Results of a 1998 National US household survey on drug abuse.

 

Australian Drug Information Network
http://www.adin.com.au/

Organization: Australian Drug Information Network
Summary: This website provides extensive links and a search feature in order to provide users with access to a range of available information regarding illicit drugs.

 

Schaffer Library (Table of Contents)
www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/Library/studies/studies

Organization: Schaffer Library
Summary: Extensive international research and government documents concerning past and current drug policy.

 

RAND Drug Policy Research Center
www.rand.org

Organization: RAND Health and Criminal Justice Divisions
Summary: Research conducted with the goal of providing a firm, empirical foundation for the basis of policy develpoment.

 

The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation
http://www.lindesmith.org/

Organization: The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation
Summary: A US organization dedicated to promoting harm-reduction drug policy and broadening public knowledge on drug-related policies and issues.

 

Drug Watch International
http://www.drugwatch.org/

Organization: Drug Watch International
Summary: An organization providing information and research to promote healthy, drug-free cultures and opposing drug legalization.

 

Marijuana: Advances in Research
http://www.sarnia.com/groups/antidrug/

Organization: Marijuana: Advances in Research
Summary: Promoting public awareness information supporting anti-marijuana legislation.

 

Peace not War Activists Guide
www.peacenotwar.com/activist

Organization: Peace not War Activists Guide
Summary: Organization supporting an end to the Drug War through legalization.

 

Prevline Prevention Online
www.health.org

Organization: Prevline Prevention Online/National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Summary: Provides information surrounding drug, alcohol, nicotine, and other addiction topics.

 

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
www.casacolumbia.org/

Organization: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Summary: Dedicated to information about substance abuse and its economic, social, and personal impact.

 

National Drug Strategy Network
www.ndsn.org

Organization: National Drug Strategy Network
Summary: Non-positional organization working for effective approaches to drug problems through information sharing.

 

Institut de la Statistique du Québec
www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/donstat/sante/index_an.htm

Organization : Government of Québec
Summary : Statistical research documents regarding health-related issues including drug abuse.

 

Drug War Facts
www.drugwarfacts.org/index.htm

Organization: Drug War Facts
Summary: Information and research documents related to drugs and surrounding issues.

 

Economics of the Drug War: A Selected Bibliography
www.lindesmith.org/library/economics_bib2.html

Organization: Lindesmith Center
Summary: A selected bibliography of literature concerning economics and the drug war.

 

ELISAD
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Villa/8980/

Organization: European Association of Libraries and Information Services on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Summary: Organization dedicated to providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge in the alcohol and drug fields, with membership information, on-line reports and a list of on-line addictions journals.

 

Archives-Drogues Toxicomanie
www.rgl-maginfo.org/drogue.html

Organization: rg-online.org
Summary: A list of on-line drug research papers in French.

 

Human Rights and the Drug War
www.hr95.org/

Organization: Human Rights and the Drug War
Summary: Page advertising human rights photo exhibit and providing information on people incarcerated for drug offenses in the US.

 

Épidémiologie Toxicomanie
www.rgl-maginfo.org/drogue.html

 

Qualitative European Drug Research
http://www.qed.org.uk/

Organization: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Summary: This website provides both on-line and off-line references for qualitative research in the field of drugs in Europe.

 

Partnership for Responsible Drug Information
www.prdi.org

Organization: Partnership for Responsible Drug Information
Summary: Site dedicated to providing accurate information relating to the US war on drugs.

 

SALIS
http://salis.org/default.htm

Organization: Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists
Summary: Organization dedicated to the dissemination of substance abuse information with on-line database, research, and conference information.

 

CMAJ Substance Abuse Issue
http://www.cma.ca/cmaj/vol-162/issue-12/high-12.htm

Organzation: Canadian Medical Journal
Summary: Abstracts from issue focusing on substance abuse and illicit drugs.

 

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Amersa
http://www.amersa.org/

Organization: Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
Summary: Research information on substance abuse and treatment issues.

 

The Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
www.peele.net

Organization: Stanton Peele
Summary: Site dedicated to work of Stanton Peele advocating alternative approaches to substance abuse.

 

Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
www.ccsa.ca

Organization: Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
Summary: Non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

 

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
www.casacolumbia.org/

Organization: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Summary: Dedicated to information about substance abuse and its economic, social, and personal impact.

 

Prevention Source BC
www.preventionsource.bc.ca/home/index.html

Organization: British Columbia Provincial Government
Summary: Provincial prevention resource center providing information and resources relating to substance abuse issues.

 

Danish Drug Users’ Union
http://www.brugerforeningen.dk/bf.nsf/engelsk/index_uk.html

Organization: Danish Drug Users’ Union
Summary: Organization providing treatment and support to current and former drug users in Denmark. Site contains history of the union, research, and program information.

 

ERIT
http://www.erit.org/

Organization: Federation of European Professionals Working in the Field of Drug Abuse
Summary: Organization composed of European professionals who work with drug addicts, promoting the dignity, respect, and care of drug users. On-line publications, news, and work group reports.

 

EuroMethWork
http://www.q4q.nl/methwork/

Organization: EuroMethWork
Summary: A forum for those involved in the methadone field in Europe, containing a data-base of European methadone providers, a newsletter, and methadone guidelines.

 

Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
www.gov.ab.ca/aadac/index.html

Organization: Alberta Provincial Government
Summary: Resources for providing independence and well-being through freedom from substance abuse.

 

Substance Abuse Network of Ontario
http://sano.arf.org/

Organization: Substance Abuse Network of Ontario
Summary: Addiction related information and resources.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Addictions Services
http://public.gov.nf.ca/health/commhlth/factlist/factlist.htm

Organization: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Summary: Information, facts, and resources related to addictions.

 

Reach Out!
http://www.reachout.asn.au/home.jsp

Organization: Reach Out
Summary: Resource site designed for youth in Australia with fact-sheets, contacts, and on-line interactive and chat pages.

 

FACT Home Page
www.factadvocates.org/

Organization: Friends of the Addicted for Comprehensive Treatment
Summary: Organization dedicated to empowering individuals with personal substance abuse experience. Provides on-line information and contact resources.

 

Substance Abuse Links
www.med.nyu.edu/substanceabuse/

Organization: Center for Medical Fellowships in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (at NYU)
Summary: Links to web sites dealing with substance abuse health and treatment issues.

 

Travel Regulations for Methadone Patients
http://home.muenster.net/~indro/travel.htm

Organization: Institute for the Furtherance of Qualitative Drug Research, Acceptance-Oriented Drug Work, and Rational Drug Policy
Summary: Information guide for methadone treatment patients traveling internationally, alphabetized by country.

 

National Criminal Justice Reference Center
www.ncjrs.org/drgswww

Organization: National Criminal Justice Reference Center
Summary:
List of primarily North American drug and crime links.

 

CittadinItalia
http://www.cittadinitalia.it/

Organization: Italian Police
Summary: Homepage of the Italian Police. (In Italian only)

 

Drogues: Actualité
http://www.rijkswacht.be/gd/drogues/drogues1.htm

Organization: Gendarmerie Belgique
Summary: Information on risks of drug use, drug prevention and drug policies in Belgium.

 

Europol
http://www.europol.eu.int/

Organization: European Police Office
Summary: Homepage of the European Police Office, dedicated to the effectiveness and co-operation of member states in combating and preventing terrorism, illegal drug trafficking, and international organized crime activity.

 

FBI
http://www.fbi.gov/

Organization: Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
Summary: FBI home page featuring on-line reports and statistics, initiative information, and most wanted lists.

 

International Association of Chiefs of Police
http://www.theiacp.org/

Organization: International Association of Chiefs of Police
Summary: Home page with on-line international research, legislation, and campaign activities.

 

INTERPOL
www.interpol.com

Organization: International Criminal Police Organization
Summary: Provides information on the properties and international trafficking of various illicit narcotics and news concerning related international developments.

 

République Française : Ministère de la Justice
http://www.justice.gouv.fr/indexmaj.htm

Organization: Government of France
Summary: Home page of the French Ministry of Justice with information relating to the department’s activities, organization, and services.

 

Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau
http://app2.internet.gov.sg/scripts/mha/cnb/index2.asp

Organization: Central Narcotics Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore
Summary: Information, educational resources, and descriptions of CNB activities geared toward eliminating the use of illegal drugs in Singapore.

 

Drug Situation in Canada
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/html/drugsituation.htm

Organization: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Summary: A report describing the illicit drug trafficking activity in Canada in 1999.

 

Drug Enforcement Agency
www.usdoj.gov

Organization: U.S. Department of Justice
Summary: Organization dedicated to enforcing the controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States.

 

INTERPOL
www.interpol.com

Organization: International Criminal Police Organization
Summary: Provides information on the properties and international trafficking of various illicit narcotics and news concerning related international developments.

2000 Drug Eradication Program A Success
www.gov.on.ca/opp/media/english/1220drug.htm

Organization: Ontario Provincial Police
Summary: Report detailing the marijuana plant seizures in Ontario during the year 2000 eradication program.

 

United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
www.undcp.org

Organization: United Nations
Summary: Homepage for the UN Drug Control division with on-line international reports and multi-media documents.

 

WHO Programme on Substance Abuse
http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/

Organization: World Health Organization
Summary: Program concerned with reducing problems associated with the use of psychoactive substances with on-line publications, media, and conference information.

 

Greater Toronto Area Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – Facts Sheet: Heroin
www.cfseu.org/heroin.html

Organization: Greater Toronto Area Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit
Summary: Facts sheet concerning heroin use and trafficking statistics from Toronto, RCMP, and UN sources.