Our new report highlights the dangers of policymaking based on renewed drug war hysteria. Ramping up sentences for fentanyl will only compound the harms of illicit fentanyl use and undermine recent federal progress on sentencing reform.
Our current approach to drug sales has failed. Our report examines the harms of a system that criminalizes drug users, increases the risk of overdose deaths and leads to more violence in communities.
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act would end federal marijuana prohibition in a fair and just way by prioritizing and reinvesting in those who have been most affected by our failed marijuana laws. Tell Congress to support it.
According to a new study, Latinx people who have a family member who has been detained or deported are nearly 4x as likely as whites to report symptoms of substance use disorder.
How similar is fentanyl to heroin? How many people are fatally overdosing due to fentanyl? Get the facts so you can understand how to reduce the harms associated with synthetic opioids.
DPA’s Sasha Simon sits down with Joe Rubin, a public school teacher in San Francisco, to talk about Safety First, our drug education curriculum, and why the harm reduction approach is so critical.