Welcome to CRISA
The African Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA) was founded in Jos, Nigeria, in 1990 as an Independent, Non-profit, Organization devoted to drug and alcohol research, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, and promotion of healthy lifestyles. CRISA is registered at the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, as a Non-Governmental Organization (limited by guarantee of the Attorney General of the Federation) and in the U.S as a Non-Profit Organization.
CRISA has served as a Consultant to other NGOs interested in initiating drug abuse prevention activities for their organizations
CRISA has also worked with the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS),
the African Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
on drug control issues in Africa.
CRISA is registered as a publisher at the Nigerian ISBN Agency, National Library, Lagos. The Centre has published three research monographs which are:
- A well-received bibliography on drugs and alcohol in Nigeria
- A prevention guide for parents and guardians, and
- An academic journal