About Us

Drug War Facts is a project of Common Sense for Drug Policy and the Real Reporting Foundation, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations dedicated to expanding harm reduction and informing the debate over public policy in the areas of public health, healthcare, criminal justice, and human and civil rights. RRF and CSDP disseminate factual information and comment on existing laws, policies, and practices through Drug War Facts and its sister website Health Systems Facts.

In addition to compiling and maintaining the Drug War Facts reference website, CSDP provides advice and assistance to individuals and organizations and facilitates coalition building. CSDP supports syringe exchanges, the expansion of Methadone and Buprenorphine availability and other public health measures to reduce harm to users and restrict the spread of HIV / AIDS and Hepatitis C. CSDP advocates the regulation and control of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol and subject to local option. CSDP favors decriminalizing the use of hard drugs and providing them only through prescription. CSDP also advocates clear federal guidelines for the practice of pain management so that physicians need not fear unwarranted law enforcement scrutiny of medical practices.

Our Leadership

Melvin Allen, Board Member
David Borden, Board Member
Balázs Dénes, JD, Board Member
Ernest Drucker, Ph.D., Chair
Robert E. Field, Co-Chair & Executive Director
H. Michael Gray (In Memory)
Kris Krane, Board Member
Kevin B. Zeese, President
Doug McVay, Senior Policy Analyst and Editor of Drug War Facts and Health Systems Facts

Page last updated May 20, 2020 by Doug McVay, Senior Policy Analyst.