This week we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director. We had a lot to catch up about since the last time she was on the show back in October 2017. Her new book, There Are No Dead… Read More
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Extend your learning Learn about effective ways to address problematic opioid use and overdose. DPA has an action plan that outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and… Read More
We sat down with DPA’s new executive director to find out more about her history and look ahead to next week’s gathering at the 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta. Maria’s commitment to social… Read More
This issue brief explains New York's new 911 Good Samaritan Law that went into effect on September 18, 2011. Enclosed is background information about overdose deaths in New York, details about the new law which seeks to… Read More
DPA advocates for sharing reliable, accurate information about commonly used drugs so we can promote public health and reduce the harms around drug use. This booklet, produced by our New Mexico office, is designed to… Read More
Overdoses and other drug-related medical emergencies are far more common than most people think – but they don’t have to be lethal. Learn the signs of what a drug overdose or medical emergency looks like for… Read More
You know alcohol and other drugs are part of the music festival and concert scene – and you know that using them carries both pleasures and risks. We want people to have honest, non-judgmental information about drugs… Read More
This fact sheet explains how 911 Good Samaritan laws can save lives. These laws protect people from arrest and prosecution for drug possession when they call 911 to report an overdose.
Overview One solution to reducing the number of people swept into the criminal justice system for drug law violations is to enact various forms of decriminalization of drug use and possession. Decriminalization is the… Read More
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.