While men are more likely to be targeted by drug law enforcement, many of the drug war’s victims are women. Largely as a result of draconian drug laws, women are one of the fast growing segments of the U.S. prison… 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
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
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.
DPA Telephone Town Hall: Piper Kerman, Author of “Orange is the New Black,” On What Television Can and Can't Tell Us About Women, The Drug War, and Mass Incarceration
In this Drug Policy Telephone Town Hall, best-selling author Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black) discusses her experience in prison and shares her thoughts on the exponential increase in the incarceration… Read More
Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman
A coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women's rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced… Read More
The U.S. refuses to adopt an evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention strategy, costing us hundreds of thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars. However, in countries where addiction is treated as a health issue… Read More
Increasing sterile syringe access through syringe exchange programs and non-prescription pharmacy sales is essential to reducing syringe sharing among injection drug users and decreasing rates of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis… Read More
The global war on drugs is severely jeopardizing the fight against AIDS. Criminalizing drug use drives the HIV pandemic not just among people who use drugs – but also among their families and communities.