Drug Policy Alliance Blog

07/19/13
By Dr. Carl Hart
Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room on July 13, and the British Columbia Coroner concluded that his death was the result of a toxic mixture of alcohol and heroin. The actor had an extensive history of... Read More

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07/17/13
By Ifetayo Harvey
Growing up with an incarcerated parent can be tough. The feelings of isolation and stigma that I and others like me experienced growing up were a tough burden to bear.    To ignore the impact of incarceration... Read More

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07/16/13
By Christopher Soda
A serious concern surrounding marijuana legalization is risk to the youth.   This topic surfaced in the audience question segment at Aspen Institute recently, when Ethan Nadelmann, DPA's executive director... Read More

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07/12/13
By Amanda Reiman
Having an animal companion is one of the greatest joys in life, and supporting him or her through illness and the end of life can be one of the most difficult times. As human caregivers, we want to know that the treatments... Read More

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07/10/13
By Joshua Espinoza
Last week, in backyards and parks across the country, Americans joined together to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Whether it was through the neighborhood BBQs or the public parades, the 4th of July reminds us not only of... Read More

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07/10/13
By Jessie Bullock
Today, Washington, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) led the District of Columbia one step closer towards sensible drug policy reform. D.C. Councilmember Wells introduced legislation before the Council of the... Read More

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07/03/13
By Meghan Ralston
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report about the rate of opioid and prescription drug overdose among women in the United States. It’s bad, and getting worse. But not getting much... Read More

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07/02/13
By Evan Goldstein
UPDATE (7/23): Mayor Michael Bloomberg just vetoed key legislation that would reduce racial profiling and provide increased oversight over the NYPD.  Organizations supporting the reform urged Mayor Bloomberg, who at the... Read More

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07/01/13
By Tommy McDonald
Let’s get ready to rumble!! Ok, how about let’s get ready to debate civilly!! Today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance – who Rolling... Read More

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06/27/13
By Sharda Sekaran
Although some people might think that the mission of the Drug Policy Alliance to end the war on drugs is radical, we are actually a relatively tame group of people. Our ranks are composed of lawyers, parents, political... Read More

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