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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 letter signed by nearly 50 civil rights, faith, and criminal justice organizations was sent to the U.S. House opposing a bill intended to give states more flexibility to impose drug testing as a condition of… Read More
This report reflects a new evolution in the thinking of the Global Commission, which includes Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, and the former presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland.… 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
The case Barrett v. Claycomb challenges a Missouri public college’s policy of requiring mandatory, suspicionless drug testing of all newly enrolled students (and those returning after a period of absence) as a… Read More
The legislation being proposed violates the constitution and imposes needless costs on taxpayers.
At a time when increasing numbers of Americans are struggling financially and relying on public assistance, implementing mean-spirited and ineffectual mandatory drug-testing policies is both unconscionable and… Read More
A new bill threatens to make being jobless even harder than it already is.
The AAP explains its opposition to involuntary drug testing of adolescents at school or at home, and encourages parents who are concerned that their child may be using drugs or alcohol to consult their child’s… Read More