In early January, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Mr. “good people don’t smoke marijuana”) began the year by firing a shot across the bow to states that have legalized marijuana. Will it have a chilling effect?… 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
DPA Podcast Episode 05: Marsha Rosenbaum Talks About What Drug Education Should Look Like For Young People
We pulled aside a handful of experts to talk with us during the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta. Marsha Rosenbaum sat down to talk with us about what drug education… Read More
When we tell our teens to put on a seatbelt, it’s not because we’re expecting an accident – but because we want them to be prepared in case there is one. In the same way, it is important to talk to… Read More
There is no single reason why teens use alcohol or other drugs, and it doesn’t always look like what you might expect. Teens can be getting good grades, have plenty of friends, and still be using substances.… Read More
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) recommends providing youth with honest, comprehensive drug education focused on empowering them to assess risky situations and make choices that reduce potential harm. Research by… 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.
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.
In the Drug Policy Alliance’s second installment of its 2015 Telephone Town Hall series, which is designed to expand the breadth and depth of those concerned with ending the drug war, the organization’s… Read More
Watch the recording now! Harm reduction services and syringe exchange are more than just a prevention strategy. Access to these vital services enables HIV testing, linkage to care and other critical health/social… Read More