Fact Sheets

“Synthetic marijuana” is a common, but misleading, term that refers to a class of substances more accurately called cannabinoid receptor agonists or synthetic cannabinoids. These substances are...

“Bath salts” and "flakka" are names for substances that fall within a broad category of drugs called “synthetic cathinones.” Synthetic cathinones are considered “euphoric...

Millions of people around the world are needlessly dying in pain because of an imbalanced approach to drug policy. Five-and-a-half billion people live in countries with inadequate access to medicines for pain relief...

One of the most egregious outcomes of marijuana prohibition is that many seriously ill people cannot legally access the medicine that works best for them. Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto...

Policymakers are understandably alarmed at the overdose crisis with which they are now confronted. The public is calling for help and solutions. Elected officials unfamiliar with, or resistant to,...

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...

Need-to-know facts about women, prison and the drug war.

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...

Learn about naloxone, a low-cost, non-narcotic drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose.

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...

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