Publications & Resources

The Drug Policy Alliance publishes a range of materials, including reports and fact sheets on drug policy issues. We also have a large collection of online materials devoted to drugs and drug policy.

Drug CourtsPublished by DPA

Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs provides parents with the tools needed to evaluate and discuss strategies for protecting their teenagers from drug abuse. Since the original publication of the booklet, more than 300,000 copies have been distributed worldwide.
 
 

Online Resource Library

Our online catalog contains more than 15,000 documents and videos.
 
 

Office of Academic Engagement

DPA's Office of Academic Engagement supports researchers and academics who are interested in getting more involved in drug policy reform. We encourage scholars to share their expertise with DPA and the reform community.
 
 

Recommended Books

Understanding Mass Incarceration 
A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time
By James Kilgore

“An excellent, much-needed introduction to the racial, political, and economic dimensions of mass incarceration.” —Michelle Alexander

We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world’s largest jailer: the United States.

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Altered States 
Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality on America
By Douglas Osto

In the 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating alchemy called psychedelic Buddhism.

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Nobody
Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
By Marc Lamont Hill

Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We’ve heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America’s current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be “Nobody.”

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ADHD Nation
Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
By Alan Schwarz

The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.

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Pyschedelic Marine
A Transformational Journey from Afghanistan to Amazon
By Alex Seymour

After returning from a tour of duty during the war in Afghanistan, Alex Seymour needed a way to cope with the extremes he experienced as a member of the Royal Marine Commandos, losing 7 men in his unit, and having his best friend critically injured by a Taliban bomb. Drawing upon his pre-deployment experiences with DMT and psilocybin mushrooms, Alex knew that entheogens could help him release his fears and traumas. But he also knew that simply taking psychedelics wasn’t enough--he needed ceremony, something sacred to draw meaning from his experiences, to help him reassess not only the war and his role in it, but his entire life. So he set out for the Amazon in search of the hallucinogenic brew known as ayahuasca and a shaman to guide him. The result is a crazy, page-turning adventure where he journeys deep into the jungle and himself.

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