Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute (CDARI)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute
Box 1419 Castries
|Region:||Central America and the Caribbean|
Other:'Human Rights and Access and Utilisation of primary health Care by vulnerable populations'
||The Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute is a private not for profit research institution whose mission is to provide unbiased scientific research in the field of public health and medical consequences of drug use in order to promote evidence based public policy formation.
The Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute (CDARI) was formed in 2003 by a group of researchers in response to a need to create an Institution that will support research into the public health risks of hidden populations that more traditional and conservative institutions might shy away from.
The mission of CDARI is to contribute to the following broad areas of drug abuse research:
- To provide unbiased scientific research in the field of public health and medical consequences of drug use.
- To promote a public health approach to substance use and misuse.
- To inform Caribbean people of the economic and social costs of substance use and misuse and its impact on their lives.
- Assess what works in prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.
- Promote translation of findings from basic to applied research to practice and policy formation.
- Create a scientific climate of discovery and rigor that will facilitate the expansion of knowledge in the field of substance use and misuse treatment through basic and applied studies.
- To provide, promote and facilitate coordination of research efforts for understanding, preventing drug misuse and drug related crime and to ensure that they receive appropriate support and priority
- To encourage research to develop the data necessary to provide a foundation for monitoring the status of drug use on a continuous basis.
- To collect and disseminate of information on drug abuse and crime prevention, crime trends and the operation of the criminal justice system
- To disseminate drug and crime related data and results of evaluations as well as the knowledge and useful products that flow from research projects to the broader drug control community.