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
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DPA Podcast Episode 07: A Conversation With Jon Perri About People Who Received Clemency From President Obama
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 last month. Jon Perri works at change.org and his new… 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.
A series of synthetic products have emerged that simulate the effects of prohibited drugs like marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA), opioids, cocaine and methamphetamine. Often called “legal highs” or “research… 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
Marijuana-infused products, often referred to as “edibles”, are an important part of the burgeoning marijuana market. However, proper regulation is necessary to ensure reliability and safety. DPA believes… Read More
There is an extensive body of literature documenting the stigma associated with alcohol and other drug problems. No physical or psychiatric condition is more associated with social disapproval and discrimination than… Read More
After first attempting to prohibit various synthetic drugs, New Zealand realized that simply banning these substances was unrealistic and ineffective. In July 2013, the country’s Parliament enacted an… Read More