The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) is an international network of scientists, academics, and health practitioners who have come together in an effort to ensure that illicit drug policies are informed with the best available scientific evidence.
The scientific network joins a range of community groups, public health agencies, and non-governmental organizations already speaking out about the harms associated with conventional drug policies. Within this spectrum of voices, the ICSDP builds on the research conducted on the effects of illicit drug policies and works towards the goal that scientific evidence be incorporated into local, national, and international policies. The ICSDP conducts original research in the form of scientific reviews, evidence-based drug policy guidelines, and research collaborations with leading scientists and institutions across diverse continents and disciplines.
Like many other agencies and organizations working to address drug-related harms, the ICSDP is committed to improving the health and safety of communities and individuals affected by illicit drugs by helping to guide effective policy responses, including the implementation of alternative evidence-based tools.