Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Stefanie Jones
Alcohol and other drugs are inevitably part of our lives in some way, sometimes whether we like it or not.  Despite their ubiquity, when you scratch the surface there’s often a lot that people don’t know… Read More
By Michael Collins
President Trump invited President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to the White House on Saturday after having a “very friendly conversation with Mr. Duterte” in which the two “discussed the fact that the… Read More
By Armando Gudino
Earlier this month my son asked “Dad can you break down the LA Riots for me?” Since then I’ve had several conversations with him about what happened in 1992. I was 19 years old and had recently started… Read More
By Jolene Forman
New Report Calls for More Research to Better Understand the Effects of Drug Use on Driving A new report on drug-impaired driving finds that the relationship between a drug’s presence in the body and its effect on… Read More
By Diana Davila
“They’re bringing drugs” is what Donald Trump said about Mexican immigrants like me during his campaign. While there is a lot to say about his remarks, today I want to talk about his proposed solution for… Read More
By Mike Nguy
When one thinks of science, it is common to think of lab coats, test tubes, and molecules. Our perception of the sciences is shaped largely by the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, math, etc. - the “hard”… Read More
By Tony Newman
Twenty years ago today, one of the most memorable ads of all time was launched, when Rachael Leigh Cook and her frying pan starting smashing up eggs in her infamous, “This is Your Brain on Drugs” ad. Today, on 4/… Read More
By Virginia Purcell
For those who live in states that have legalized marijuana, please celebrate responsibly and enjoy your legal weed today, but also remember to think of those who can’t. Today is a day of celebration for many, although… Read More
By Lynne Lyman
The Drug Policy Alliance had another successful day in the California state legislature, with two more bills passing through the first house committee, AB 1578 and SB 180. These bills join the agenda with two others bills… Read More
By Jules Netherland, PhD and Sheila Vakharia, PhD
American drug policies have a problem – they’ve been driven by fear rather than facts for over a century. Although there had been notable gains over the past eight years towards more evidence-based drug policy,… Read More