CRJU 3710 - Drugs in America: Websites
- Bureau of Justice Drug & Crime FactsThis site summarizes U.S. statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and non-BJS sources.
- Illegal Drug UseStats from Center for Disease Control
- National Criminal Justice Reference ServiceNCJRS offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice. Search Questions & Answers to access hundreds of questions related to juvenile and criminal justice, victim assistance, substance abuse, and NCJRS services.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse - Trends and StatisticsInformation on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.
- National Survey on Drug Use and HealthThe National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. NSDUH is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationSAMHSA's core competencies include releasing and managing block grants and special programmatic funding and providing states, providers, communities and the public with the best and most up-to-date information about behavioral health issues and prevention/treatment approaches.
- Drug Abuse - Medline PlusLinks to articles, videos and brochures providing information regarding the latest treatments, research, policies, and statistics.
- Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)D.A.R.E. America provides officer training, supports the development and evaluation of the D.A.R.E. curriculum, provides student educational materials, monitors instruction standards and program results, and creates national awareness for D.A.R.E.
- National Institute on Drug AbuseNIDA is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public and special populations.
- Social History of America's Most Popular DrugsFrom PBS Frontline series Drug Wars.
- Timeline of America's Drug Warfrom PBS Frontline series Drug War
- PBS - Drug WarsChronicles America's 30+ year war on drugs.
- National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and PracticesA searchable online registry of more than 160 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Policy and Legislation
- RAND Drug Policy Research CenterSince 1989, the RAND Drug Policy Research Center has conducted research to help decisionmakers in the United States and throughout the world address issues involving alcohol and other drugs.
- Georgia Drug and Narcotics AgencyThe office was created to ensure and protect the health, safety and welfare of Georgia citizens by enforcing Georgia laws and rules pertaining to manufactured or compounded drugs and to ensure only licensed facilities or persons dispensed or distributed pharmaceuticals.