Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Michelle Eastwood
Prince died on April 21, 2016 after taking a painkiller that contained fentanyl. DPA's asha bandele sat down with Mic.com to talk about ending drug overdose deaths and changing the narrative on people who use drugs. bandele… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
For the past two years, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has claimed the lives of thousands of people, primarily from the most marginalized and vulnerable communities. This tragedy will form the backdrop… Read More
By Sasha Simon
How many years have we known that abstinence-based programs like D.A.R.E. fail to truly educate young people about drugs, and that we need a replacement? The answer: too many. But happily, now there’s an alternative: DPA’s… Read More
By Morgan Humphrey
On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S.  Later that night, black Brazilian city council member and vocal critic of… Read More
By Kirsten West Savali
What is the color of pain? Is it the color of red blood spilling onto concrete? Is it green like the dirty money folded into the back pockets of politicians who would rather incarcerate black youths than educate them?… Read More
By Tommy McDonald
Long-time Drug Policy Alliance media relations director, Tony Newman joined the latest episode of Drugs & Stuff to chat about the current state of drug policy reform, and his latest think piece, which you can read here… Read More
By Anthony Papa
On February 21, I attended the New York City film opening of “The Survivor’s Guide to Prison” at the Landmark Theater in Manhattan.    I was invited to attend by executive producer Jeffrey Deskovic, who, as a victim of the… Read More
By Kirsten West Savali
As the cannabis industry continues to grow, so, too, does the realization that black and brown, poor and working-class communities most harmed by the so-called war on drugs do not have access to this new gold rush. The… Read More
By Michael Collins
It is said that the President’s Budget is the clearest indication of an Administration’s policy priorities. An analysis of Trump’s proposal – released Monday – shows that a key priority of this White House is the escalation… Read More
By Kirsten West Savali
The U.S. injustice system is not broken. It is working exactly as it was intended to work, which is primarily in the service and protection of privileged white people who have enough money to escape the legal consequences of… Read More