Substance abuse is a growing problem in Africa. Alcohol and cigarettes
are heavily promoted. See more
The CRISA research library was opened in 1993 with materials from
international drug information agencies and publications from local
organizations. It is today one of the largest collections of books,
journals and journal articles, printed and audio-visual prevention
materials, and policy documents on drugs in Africa.
The library is currently seeking funding to develop a computer-based
storage and retrieval system for easy access to drug information by
researchers and other professionals.
The CRISA library is open to all members of the public who are interested
in learning about drugs.