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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.


Cannabis Policy

Protecting public health in a changing legal environment.

Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic

Reversing addiction, overdoses, and their causes.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Restoring lives while protecting the public.

SNAP's Latest

  • SNAP sponsors new report on Canada's opioid crisis See Report
  • SNAP members Humphreys, Lembke, and Cuellar serve on Stanford-Lancet Commission on the Opioid Crisis See report
  • Keith Humphreys contributes to Harvard University report on how to best use funds from opioid lawsuits See Report
  • Blair Gibbs leads new report on cannabis legalization in Canada See Report
  • Rob MacCoun interview on Marijuana Policy: Changes and Challenges. Video Here
  • Bonnie Halpern-Felsher testifies to Congress about E-Cigarettes: Video here
  • Fentanyl's rapid spread westward - an interview with Dr. Chelsea Shover Listen 
  • Stanford addiction scientists support addiction treatment proposal of Assembly member Marie Waldron View PDF
  • 9 U.S. Senators cite Bonnie Halpern-Felsher's youth smoking and COVID-19 research in letter to DHHS Secretary  See more

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