Overview With less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its incarcerated population, the United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world – largely due to the war on… Read More
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Helen Alvillar lost her son to overdose. Vernon Lewis is an overdose prevention coordinator who trains people to use naloxone. Watch their stories and then learn more about how naloxone saves lives.
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.
Learn about naloxone, a low-cost, non-narcotic drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Overdose prevention efforts around the nation demonstrate the immense value and efficacy of a public health and safety approach to the problem of drug misuse in society. Proven strategies are available to reduce the… Read More
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.
Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian, Czech, Greek and Papiamento, Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs provides parents with the tools needed to evaluate and discuss strategies… Read More
This letter, signed by civil rights, immigration, criminal justice, racial justice, human rights, libertarian and religious organizations, calls for an end to the war on drugs in the name of protecting children both in… Read More