CRISA Associates are actively engaged in many areas of substance abuse research, including:

  • Epidemiology,
  • Treatment and prevention, and
  • Drug law and policy.

A major objective of the Centre is to enhance the capacity of African scholars and professionals to engage in research that advances our understanding of;

    • Psychotropic drugs,
    • Drug use and
    • Drug-related problems.

CRISA Associates have completed important research projects on drug use among secondary school students (funded by the UNODC), inhalant abuse among students and out-of-school youth in Jos metropolis, Nigeria, and a WHO-funded project on alcohol, gender and culture in Nigeria.


The CRISA Research Library hold thousands of publications (Books, Journals, Newsletters, etc.) on substance abuse, health and social sciences, including books published by the Centre, rare materials from the World Health Organization, and other UN agencies and Local and International Organizations.

Contact the Centre for information on how to register and use the library resources.