Drug Policy Alliance Blog

07/26/13
By Ifetayo Harvey and Megan Farrington
We asked you to weigh in on DPA’s work and how the drug war has affected you, and more than 3,000 of you shared your personal stories or comments in our survey. We heard from people who use drugs and people who don... Read More

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07/25/13
By Meghan Ralston
A couple of weeks ago, more than 70 people in Gorge, Washington were sent to area hospitals after what was initially reported to be a mass overdose on the club drug ‘molly’ (MDMA) at the Paradiso outdoor music... Read More

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07/22/13
By Sharda Sekaran
The past week has brought an intense time of reflection and critical self-examination for many Americans. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, there have been emotionally-charged conversations about the way young... Read More

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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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