Drug Use

We support proven harm reduction methods – including syringe exchange programs, overdose prevention and maintenance therapies – that focus on reducing the risks associated with problematic drug use, rather than policies that mandate abstinence and treat all drug use as inherently immoral and destructive. We are working to curtail suspicionless drug testing programs that can result in dire consequences, including job loss, criminal justice and child welfare involvement, loss of educational opportunities, incarceration and exclusion from public benefits.  Lastly, we believe that people should not face criminal charges for what they choose to put in their bodies, as long their behavior causes no harm to others, and advocate for treatment and other health approaches to drug use over incarceration and punishment.