Drug Strategies is a non-profit research institute that promotes more effective drug abuse prevention, education and treatment.

Drug Strategies, created in 1993 with support from major foundations, is a nonprofit research institute based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to identify and promote more effective approaches to substance abuse and to increase public understanding of current research on what works and what does not.



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monkeyVisit bubblemonkey.com, Drug Strategies’ website that gives teens anonymous access to accurate information about drugs in both English and Spanish.


Mathea Falco HeadshotDrug Strategies President Mathea Falco co-hosted a two-day symposium at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University to address lessons from the United States’ 40-year war on drugs.


TSUGo to TEEN SUBSTANCE USE: Online Resources for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, a website designed to help parents, teens, and professionals find accurate and reliable information related to teen substance use prevention, education, treatment, and recovery.


TTTunnel Tail, a highly engaging game built on important prevention concepts, was developed for the BEST Foundation by Schell Games in consultation with Drug Strategies. Learn more about Tunnel Tail.                                            


_DSC2007.NEFDrug Strategies and Harvard Law School’s Center for International Criminal Justice co-hosted conferences on transnational organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico.


hboDrug Strategies contributed to HBO’s Addiction Project.



TTthumbTen Important Questions to Ask a Treatment Program, from the Drug Strategies publication Treating Teens: A Guide to Adolescent Drug Programs.