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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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three medications for use in treating opioid dependence: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Extended release naltrexone, brand name Vivitrol®, is a… Read More
Under HAT, pharmacological heroin is administered under strict controls in a clinical setting to those who have failed in other treatments like methadone. Every published evaluation of HAT has shown extremely positive… 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
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
Above the Law: An Investigation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuses in California is a multi-year, comprehensive look at asset forfeiture abuses in California that reveals the troubling extent to which law enforcement… Read More
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On April 7, 2015, Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, presented oral testimony in support of sections 11-20 of SB275 at a hearing of the Nevada State Senate Revenue and Economic Development… Read More