These sites include a variety of resources explaining how drugs work and why people use them.
- Dancesafe is a nonprofit, harm-reduction organization that promotes health and safety within the rave and nightclub community.
- Club Drugs is the official government site. It focuses on myths and realities of club drug use.
- Treatment 4 Addiction is a national directory of treatment centers including SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), many private treatment centers, therapists and addiction professionals.
- Drug Policy Alliance is the national leading organization working to end the war on drugs. It also promotes new drug policies based on common sense, science, public health and human rights.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse is the official U.S. Government information site on drugs.
- Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection provides information pamphlets from university counseling services across the country.
- American Psychological Association offers self-help brochures on mental health and psychological issues, including drug abuse.
Drug Use Facts
Drugs (illegal or psychoactive) offer ways to alter our everyday consciousness. At Stanford University, a very small percentage of students regularly use illegal drugs or abuse prescription drugs. Psychoactive drugs produce powerful experiences. Whether taken for fun, high energy, spiritual transcendence, to explore feelings or escape problems, the side effects are equally powerful.