Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Stefanie Jones
UPDATE (6/15/18): The House passed the SITSA Act 239-142. We’re disappointed to lose this vote but confident we can stop the Senate from moving the bill. Thanks to all who helped! Stay tuned for more updates and ways to take… Read More
By Suchitra Rajagopalan
As cocaine deaths rise rapidly, it is important to adopt a comprehensive health and harm reduction approach that addresses addiction and overdose deaths in all communities. It’s time to retire the term “opioid crisis.” This… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
We were lucky to talk with Bernard Noble for the newest episode of DPA's podcast, who recently came home after serving more than 7 years in a Louisiana prison. Bernard was finally granted parole after being sentenced to… Read More
By Anthony Papa
President Trump and the use of presidential pardons is all over the news. Earlier this week the President met with Kim Kardashian to discuss the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who has spent more than 20 years… Read More
By Tony Newman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been one of the most vocal and vicious advocates of our country’s draconian drug war. Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, has an important,… Read More
By Widney Brown
There is something seriously wrong when doctors are blaming people who inject drugs for poor health rather than asking why government, at the local, state, and federal levels are not taking measures that are proven to… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
It's been about six months since we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director, and got to meet her on one of our first episodes of Drugs & Stuff, the Drug Policy Alliance's podcast. We… Read More
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