Academic and Research Organizations

Brown Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

A department at Brown University that promotes the prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems through research, education, training and policy advocacy.

www.caas.brown.edu

Center for Substance Abuse Research

A research center based at the University of Maryland that collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on substance abuse and related problems.

www.cesar.umd.edu

Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems

A group based at the George Washington University Medical Center that works with policymakers, employers and communities to provide research-based information and tools to curb avoidable alcohol-related health care costs and improve access to treatment.

www.ensuringsolutions.org

Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study

Pioneered at Harvard in 1993, this is the first wide-ranging study to assess the extent of drinking among college students, finding binge drinking rates around 44 %.

www.hsph.harvard.edu

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

An organization funded by the US Department of Education that supports higher education institutions in trying to address alcohol and other drug problems.

www.higheredcenter.org

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

A membership-based nonprofit organization that sponsors myriad scientific studies and clinical investigations of psychoactive drugs, such as MDMA and marijuana.

www.maps.org

National Center on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA)

A research and policy think tank housed at Columbia University, publishing studies on all forms of substance abuse, with online resources for community advocacy and updates on public policy issues.

www.casacolumbia.org

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)

An international members society that promotes research by enabling scientists and addiction field professionals at different universities and organizations to share and widely disseminate their information and research on alcoholism.

www.rsoa.org

Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Library

Based at New Jersey’s Rutgers campus, this institute is dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on psychoactive substance use, particularly alcohol.

www.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu

Scripps Research Institute

A research facility that conducts numerous studies on addiction and substance dependence, including marijuana withdrawal.

www.scripps.edu