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All Things Considered: Drug Wars

This sites is the companion to National Public radio's (NPR) 2000 special on All Things Considered.. The NPR site is a bit modest, but it does offer the excellent radio reports from this week's All Things Considered special series.
Frontline: Drug Wars

This site is the companion to the outstanding PBS Frontline program which aired in 2000. Simply put, the two-part Frontline film was probably the most balanced and detailed examination of America's war on drugs ever aired on television. In addition, it contained numerous interviews with figures on both sides of the drug war, including people who had never before made themselves available to...
Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Based at the University of Texas at Austin, the Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GCATTC) is one of 14 such regional university centers in the United States. The Center's work includes creating high-quality training materials for health care professionals, convening research conferences, and providing technical assistance to state agencies and providers. On the website, visitors can...
In the Spotlight: Drug Courts

This spotlight feature from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a helpful primer and reference resource on drug courts. Although they differ by jurisdiction, drug courts share the common goal of reducing recidivism through supervised treatment and rehabilitation rather than prison terms. At the site, visitors will find a summary of drug courts which links to a number of related...
Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us

This report from the National Research Council of the National Academies explores what we really know about the effectiveness of drug-control efforts. The 360-page report, which is forthcoming in print but available online in full text, finds that there is a severe deficiency of adequate, reliable data on drug use, drug market economics, and enforcement activities. In addition to reviewing what is...
Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU

First organized in 1962 by Dr. Saul B. Sells, the Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at Texas Christian University has as its prime directive "to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of programs for reducing drug abuse and related problems." From the site's main page, visitors can learn about the operations of the IBR, read profiles of its staff, and read some of the institute's many...
National Substance Abuse Web Index (NSAWI)

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) has developed the National Substance Abuse Web Index (NSAWI) to provide rapid access to high quality, authoritative information on substance abuse prevention and treatment. The NSAWI currently indexes all documents residing on 24 private and government Websites, including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism...
NIDA For Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

Developed as part of the National Institutes of Health's outreach efforts, the NIDA for Teens: the Science Behind Drug Abuse Web site is designed to educate adolescents between the ages of 11 and 15 on the science behind drug abuse. To achieve that goal, the site is divided into a number of sections, including Facts on Drugs, Have Fun and Learn, and Real Stories. The Facts on Drugs area contains a...