These links are being provided for information purposes only. Their provision does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Lloyd Belcher of any of the products, services or opinions of the sites being linked to.

Hong Kong

Trends and Statistics on Youth Drug Abuse in Hong Kong

Data from the Hong Kong Government Narcotics Division



Hong Kong Government Drugs Education Campaign Publications (English)

Real and Drug Free Contains information about drugs that is run by the KELY Support Group

Directory of Hong Kong Drug Treatment Services


United Kingdom

Alcohol Education & Research Council (UK)

Government council that aims to generate and disseminate research based evidence to inform and influence policy and practice.

Information resource on cocaine and its derivatives.

Drink and Drugs News

Online version of the magazine for the substance misuse field in the UK.

Drug & Alcohol Findings

Information, research and practical responses to drug and alcohol problems in Britain.

Drugs Education Forum (UK)

A forum of national organisations committed to improving the practice and profile of drugs education

DS Daily

Daily Drug & Alcohol News Updates from Drugscope (UK)

Exchange Supplies

A unique UK social enterprise at the forefront of the harm reduction response to drug use. that was set up by drug workers to improve the harm reduction response to drug use by developing innovative quality products, publications, and conferences for drug services.

Faces and Voices of Recovery

A US organisation that is committed to organising and mobilising the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction

Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (UK)

Professional body for the substance use field in the UK.

Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs (FEAD)

A database of videos related to aspects of substance misuse. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

Hepatitis C Trust

A National UK charity for hepatitis C that is patient-led. Almost all of its Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and have cleared it after treatment.

INEF (Irish Needle Exchange Forum)

Contains information on the latest development in harm reduction as well as actively developing, supporting, and sustaining a network of high quality, comprehensive needle exchange and other harm reduction services across Ireland.

Injecting Advice

Information and resources for NSP workers and injectors.

National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (UK)

Provides guidance, sets quality standards and manages a national database to improve people’s health and prevent and treat ill health in the UK.

National Treatment Agency (UK)

NHS Special Health Authority responsible for drug treatment in the UK


A centre of expertise on drugs and UK drugs law. Provides free and confidential specialist advice to the public and professionals. Release also campaigns for changes to UK drug policy to bring about a fairer and more compassionate legal framework to manage drug use in society.

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy

An extensive resource on drugs and drug policy.

Substance Misuse Management in General Practice

A network to support GPs & other primary health care team members who work with substance misuse in the UK.

The Alliance (UK)

A user-led organisation which provides advocacy, training and helpline services to those currently in drug or alcohol treatment

The Buprenorphine Library

An extensive library with over 11,000 publications, most with an abstract. Topics cover preclinical safety and efficacy, including the use of buprenorphine in analgesia, opioid dependence and veterinary medicine.

Thinking Drugs

A website by the New Economics Foundation and Release for people who want to develop their opinion on international drugs issues

United Kingdom Harm Reduction Alliance [UKHRA]

A campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health and human rights at the centre of drug treatment and service provision for drug users


Rest of the World

Addict in the Family

A web published version of Dr Andrew Byrne’s book Addict in the family – how to cope with the long haul.

Asian Harm Reduction Network

Advocates and implementers of harm reduction approaches who are interested in enhancing the reduction of associated harms related to injecting drug use in Asia

Drug Text

International Substance Use Library.

European Cities Against Drugs

Promotes a drug free Europe and represents European citizens to this end.

European Foundation of Drug Helplines

A network which currently joins together about 50 European drug helpline services

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction

Provides the EU and its Member States with an overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. It also helps professionals and practitioners working in the field pinpoint best practice and new areas of research

European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs

A collaborative effort of independent research teams in more than forty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world.

Harm Reduction International

International NGO promoting policies and practices that reduce the harms from all psychoactive substances, harms which include not only the increased vulnerability to HIV and hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs, but also the negative social, health, economic and criminal impacts of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco on individuals, communities and society.

International Network of People Who Use Drugs [INPUD]

A movement of people who use drugs (current and former) who support the demand for the human rights of people who use drugs to be respected and for harm reduction measures to be put in place to protect individual and public health.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Conducts research across a broad range of disciplines & aims to use this research to improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

The ONDCP is a component of the Executive Office of the President of the United States and aims to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

A merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, the UNODC is mandated to assist Member States against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.

World Health Organisation: Management of Substance Abuse

Information & resources from WHO relating to substance misuse


3 Comments on “Websites”

  1. Lisa Luger
    July 2, 2011 at 20:42 #

    Excellent choice of very interesting and informative websites.

  2. John Ruttledge
    July 3, 2011 at 17:50 #

    A good range of links, maybe some user led or links/info about to discussion groups i.e. Bluelight, INPUD, UKHRA might be useful.

  3. July 6, 2011 at 17:28 #

    Cheers John. Have just updated the list with some of your suggestions and there’ll be more to come shortly.

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