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The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and a diverse group of national and state groups filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Timbs v. Indiana, a case wrestling with issues at the heart of civil asset… Read More
Overview Supervised consumption services (SCS) are legally sanctioned facilities designed to reduce the health and public order issues often associated with public injection. They are also called safer injection… Read More
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.
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to seize cash, cars, real estate, or other property suspected of being connected to criminal activity. In civil forfeiture actions the property itself, rather than an… 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
On January 1, 2013, California became the tenth state to implement a 911 Good Samaritan overdose fatality prevention law. This law is designed to encourage people to quickly seek medical care for an overdose victim by… Read More
Editorial by the Post-Standard in favor of speading the word on 911 Good Samaritan, calling it a "life-saving new law."