We will not shy from speaking our minds.
Drug Science was formed by a committee of scientists with a passionate belief that the pursuit of knowledge should remain free of all political and commercial interest.
Founded in 2010 by Professor David Nutt following his removal from his post as Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, Drug Science is the only completely independent, science-led drugs charity, uniquely bringing together leading drugs experts from a wide range of specialisms to carry out groundbreaking research into drug harms and effects.
We are the reliable source of competent, honest and consistent information on drugs, based on the most up to date, unbiased scientific evidence.
As a multidisciplinary body we pride ourselves in collaboration, recognising that innovation happens when diverse disciplines converge.
We will not shy from speaking our minds, putting the health and well-being of society at the forefront of everything we say.
To provide an evidence base free from political or commercial influence, creating the foundation for sensible and effective drug laws. Equipping the public, media and policy makers with the knowledge and resources to enact positive change.
To see a world where drug control is rational and evidence-based; where drug use is better informed and drug users are understood; where drugs are used to heal not harm
Meet the Committee
Our success is down to our expert scientific committee, who have dedicated their careers to the development of a scientific evidence base for sensible drug policy reform.
Meet the Team
Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise spanning research, policy, technology, management, finance and growth.