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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Drugs and Crime Facts
This site summarizes U.S. statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections from BJS.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
The mission of this research center is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.

Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse (CTRADA)
CTRADA was established to conduct psychosocial treatment research on adolescent drug abuse, from treatment development to mechanisms, evaluation and dissemination.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
This professional organization of scientists direct their research toward a better understanding of drug abuse and addiction.

Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG)
This is a network of researchers from major metropolitan areas of the U.S. who met semiannually to discuss the current drug abuse situation in their areas.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
This site provides information on DAWN, a national public health surveillance system that monitors trends in drug-related emergency department visits and deaths.

Drug Evaluation Network System (DENS)
DENS is an ongoing, multi-site, electronic data collection and reporting system providing standardized, automated, timely data via modem, on patients entering addiction treatment, and treatment programs.

Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA)
DUMA is a project which seeks to measure drug use among those people who have been recently apprehended by police.

Federal Drug Data Sources
This online resource identifies and links to Federal sources of drug data, while highlighting the frequency of data sets, the sponsoring agencies, target populations and areas of coverage.

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC)
FJSRC provides information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.

Fedstats
Fedstats provides the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
ICPSR maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to electronic criminal justice data collections for research and instruction.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
SAMHDA provides access to substance abuse research data to promote the sharing of these data among researchers, policymakers, service providers, and others.

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
JRSA is a national organization of state Statistical Analysis Center directors as well as analysts, researchers, and practitioners throughout the justice system.

MethResources.gov
MethResources.gov is a tool for policymakers, law enforcement officials, treatment and prevention professionals, businesses and retailers, and anti-drug activists. The comprehensive site brings together information and resources available to communities on the topic of methamphetamine.

Monitoring the Future (MTF)
This is an ongoing study of behavior (including drug/alcohol use), attitudes, and values of American secondary students and young adults.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
This think/action tank engages all disciplines to study every form of substance abuse as it affects society.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) Library and Information Center
The library offers a well focused resource of information related to illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, drug policy, and treatment and prevention efficacy.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
NCJRS is a Federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control.

National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System
This organization gathers information designed to influence the range and scope of mental health and substance abuse services provided to people in the criminal justice system.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Two institutes within NIH contribute to the National Drug Control Budget: NIDA and NIAAA.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
NIAAA is the lead Institute responsible for research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcohol-related problems.

College Drinking: Changing the Culture
This NIAAA site provides information on preventing alcohol abuse on college campuses for a variety of audiences including students, parents, and community leaders.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

NIDA International Program
NIDA has launched this site as a resource to International researchers.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
This is the world's largest library dealing with a single scientific/professional topic.

Quick Statistics from Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS) This Web site provides state-level data on drug/alcohol treatment facilities and treatment clients.

Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS)
This is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA supports the goals of a broad range of programs focusing on prevention and treatment of the abuse of illicit drugs.

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS leads Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses by promoting mental health and by preventing the development or worsening of mental illness.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP's prevention programs involve developing and assessing new and emerging prevention methodologies and approaches.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
NCADI is the federally funded information service for CSAP and other DHHS agencies.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
CSAT's mission is to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems.

Office of Applied Studies (OAS)
OAS collects data on the national prevalence of substance abuse, drug abuse consequences, treatment admissions, and facilities.

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