On the opening day of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) gathered more than 60 performers dressed in costumes from the era of U.S… Read More
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On this Drug Policy Alliance Telephone Town Hall, Angela Y. Davis, political activist and Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Santa Cruz, discusses the healing and restoration of communities that… Read More
You know alcohol and other drugs are part of the music festival and concert scene – and you know that using them carries both pleasures and risks. We want people to have honest, non-judgmental information about drugs… Read More
Overdose prevention efforts around the nation demonstrate the immense value and efficacy of a public health and safety approach to the problem of drug misuse in society. Proven strategies are available to reduce the… 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
Overview One solution to reducing the number of people swept into the criminal justice system for drug law violations is to enact various forms of decriminalization of drug use and possession. Decriminalization is the… 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.
Learn about naloxone, a low-cost, non-narcotic drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD): Reducing the Role of Criminalization in Local Drug Control (English/Spanish)
Many U.S. cities are taking steps to reduce the role of criminalization in their local drug policies. Seattle, Washington has been at the forefront of this effort, pioneering a novel pre-booking diversion program for… Read More
Marijuana arrests are the engine driving the U.S. war on drugs. In 2014, there were 700,993 marijuana arrests in the U.S. – roughly 45 percent of all drug arrests. The overwhelming majority (88 percent) of these arrests… Read More