Efficacy is a Connecticut-based, non-profit organization advocating peaceful
ways to respond to social problems. We use the following vehicles to express
this: public presentations; a newsletter; commercial media; public radio
and access television programs.
At the present time, Efficacy is concentrating efforts on drug abuse
and crime prevention. We encourage citizens to re-examine drug policy. We
challenge the mentality of the drug war and find that present policies have
been counter-effective. We promote open discussion of alternatives and public-health
We are part of an emerging social movement based on common sense, harm
reduction, human rights, science, compassion, and truth. We advocate a paradigm
of basing social practices on efficacious methods. This is an advocacy of
methods that have been confirmed and established to be effective rather
than emotional or political reactions to problems.
Efficacy maintains a network of scholars, and legal and medical professionals
who study results of new research and drug policy innovations in other nations.
We convey these messages to our members, readers and listeners. We support
other organizations working on drug policy reform.
Efficacy circulates a newsletter to approximately 1000 readers throughout
New England on a quarterly basis. We produce presentations for educational
institutions, churches, civic groups, etc. We participate in forums and
communicate with the media on drug policy and other social issues.
The work of Efficacy is funded by donations and grants.