Recent research on opioid use in states with medical marijuana laws suggests that legal access to marijuana can lead to a decrease in prescription opioid use, as well as reductions in opioid-related harms, including… Read More
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DPA Podcast Episode 14: Derek Riffs on How Kellyanne Conway Inadvertently Made the Case for Legalizing Drugs
Kellyanne Conway's lack of experience and inability to effectively address the overdose crisis was on full display last month when she jokingly told a forum of young people: “eat the ice cream, have the… Read More
DPA Podcast Episode 13: The Opposite of D.A.R.E – DPA Launches New High School Drug Education Curriculum in a NYC School
Remember last year when we sat down with DPA’s Marsha Rosenbaum to talk about what drug education should look like for young people? If you missed it, check out that great conversation from Episode 05 when Marsha… 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
Harm reduction is a public health philosophy and intervention that seeks to reduce the harms associated with drug use and ineffective drug policies.
This 11-minute DVD showcases the Student Assistance Program in Oakland High School run by UpFront program founder Chuck Ries. As a companion to our publication, "Beyond Zero Tolerance: A Reality-Based Approach to Drug… 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
Just4Teens is a great tool to use in classrooms or youth groups to initiate an honest and open conversation with young people about the realities of drugs in their lives. The DVD includes a 15 minute video for youth, a… Read More
Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, offers a provocative, evidence-based view of addiction and discusses how it should impact drug policy.