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Bridging Science and Public Policy to Break Free from the Cycle of Addiction

Addiction causes enormous damage to individuals, families, and communities. SNAP brings scientists, policymakers, and the public together to translate our collective knowledge into scientifically-informed policy recommendations for preventing and treating substance use disorders, supporting long-term recovery from addiction, and protecting public health and safety.


Prevention in Youth

Helping young people avoid substance use and related risks.

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Marijuana Policy

Protecting public health in a changing legal environment.

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Opioid Epidemic

Reversing addiction, overdoses, and their causes.

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Criminal Justice

Restoring lives while protecting the public.

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  • Keith Humphreys and Richard Saitz's commentary on marijuana as a replacement for opioids is published in JAMA. See more
  • Evidence informed policies regarding marijuana. Updated
  • Evidence informed polices on the opioid epidemic. Updated

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