The future belongs to new ideas and the new policies they inspire.


Founded in 1978, the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that develops new ideas to reduce illegal drug use.  Non-partisan and non-political, IBH serves as a catalyst for change.  IBH facilitates creative public and private sector collaboration to achieve this important public health goal.  


The IBH Commentary Reducing Future Rates of Adult Addiction Must Begin with Youth Prevention underscores that at a contentious time in drug policy – with a rising overdose death rate fueled by opioids and a loud chorus of proponents advocating the legalization of adult marijuana use, there is an important opportunity for all sides to unite around a clear goal for youth substance use prevention. Supporting youth to make One Choice of no use of any alcohol, nicotine, marijuana or other drugs for health is a noncontroversial and importantly, health-oriented, message. 



At left, IBH President Robert L. DuPont, MD discusses the national opioid epidemic.

In January 2018 Dr. DuPont authored A New Narrative to Understand the Opioid Epidemic.

In May 2018 Dr. DuPont was featured in Opioid WatchThe Opioid Crisis is Now About Synthetics and Polydrug Use


IBH launched a redesigned website focused on the public safety threat of drugged driving.


IBH President Robert L. DuPont, MD, pictured below with Pope Francis, participated in global workshop on narcotics in Rome. More IBH Events


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