Conference Report Although opioids are currently dominating the headlines, stimulant drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine never went away. In fact, more Americans use illegal stimulant drugs than all opioids combined… Read More
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Drug checking kits are a low cost method to detect fentanyl and avoid overdose. Starting on June 01, 2018 drug checking kits will no longer be considered drug paraphernalia and are legal in Maryland. Legal drug checking… Read More
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
This week we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director. We had a lot to catch up about since the last time she was on the show back in October 2017. Her new book, There Are No Dead… Read More
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
National Coalition Letter to President Trump Rejecting Death Penalty and Increased Penalties for Drug Offenses
This national coalition letter was sent to President Trump to reject the punitive and overly simplistic approach of the War on Drugs that has contributed to the United States’ world record levels of incarceration, and… Read More
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
Rates of opioid use, dependence, and overdose in the United States are reaching epidemic-level proportions. In this action plan, DPA outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention… 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.