There are many levels of drug addiction and it is unwise to treat it just as a medical or criminal issue. Even though we tend to think of drug users as an isolated group of people that lives on the fringes of society, recent research has disputed this vision. One fact that has been noticed even by the General Assembly of the United Nations is that the past fifty years of our attempts to counter the World Drug Problem have resulted in the increase of drug presence on the street and the rise of internationally organized crime. There is a strong argument that more people are using drugs in the present age than ever before in the history of mankind.

This is why we like to know the facts about drug addiction so we are not led by preconceived notions about the entire issue. We devote a lot of time to research and we see this as an important part of what makes us good at our job. The things we learn we want to share with you so you can understand the nuances of the World Drug Problem. These links should help you find the answers you are looking for.     

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Partnership for a Drug Free America

United States Food and Drug Administration

College on Problems of Drug Dependence