About Us

The Center for the Study of Drug Addiction Policy (CSDAP) was established in response to the skyrocketing misuse and abuse of prescription and illicit opioids. Community resources were, and still are, strained to the shattering point, struggling to deal with the explosion of opioid-related addiction, overdoses and deaths.

The political, economic and social impacts of decisions made today about addiction treatment will affect communities and individuals for generations to come.

The Center’s Philosophy, Purpose and Mission revolve around educating and advocating for a better understanding of the current opioid crisis and addiction in general.

The Center was founded by David Aden who has had a longstanding interesting in the issue of drugs, drug abuse and addiction.

The political, economic and social impacts of decisions made today about addiction treatment will affect communities and individuals for generations to come. It is the Center’s position that such decisions should be made with access to the best possible, most complete information. Local and state officials are being asked to do something about the crisis and in the absence of complete data, they risk embracing a “single pathway” solution without understanding the potential unintended consequences and the advantages inherent in vibrant, diverse ecosystems of services.