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Why Support CPDD?

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) is an interdisciplinary research society whose members address problems of drug dependence in the broadest range of scientific disciplines, including chemistry, basic biology, pharmacology, behavioral science, clinical research, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and history.

CPDD serves as an interface among governmental, industrial and academic communities maintaining liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment, and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field. It also functions as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization. Your contributions help CPDD in the following ways:

Tax-deductible donations can be made to CPDD to support the Annual Scientific Meeting, Awards for Excellence, and travel awards for young investigators. If you wish to direct your donation to a specific fund, please indicate so on your check or credit card form. Award categories are Nathan B. Eddy Memorial, Marian W. Fischman Lectureship, J. Michael Morrison, Joseph Cochin Young Investigator, and Stephen G. Holtzman Travel Award for Preclinical Investigators.

Corporate memberships are available. The yearly fee is $5000, which entitles five company participants to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting at the member rate, the corporation to be listed as a Corporate Member on the program and sponsorship of an unlimited number of abstracts. Also included is a subscription to the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.


CPDD provides information on sound drug policy so that policymakers can shape their efforts to fund evidence-based treatment strategies developed from the latest scientific research.



The misuse of, and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and other prescription pain medicines is a serious national problem that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.

Opioid addiction has become an epidemic with devastating consequences including opioid use disorders, related overdoses and increased spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C.

There is a rising incidence of newborns who experience Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as a result of being exposed prenatally to opioid drugs while in the womb.





Research is the key. The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. (CPDD) is a professional organization of scientists whose research is directed toward a better understanding of drug abuse and addiction and solutions to decrease it.

Online Donations
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Check Donations
Make checks payable to “The College on Problems of Drug Dependence” and mail it to the Executive Office:

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence
5034A Thoroughbred Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027

Stock Donations
Donations of stock are also accepted. Please contact the Executive Office for more information.
Phone: (615) 432-0099