Fact Sheets

The war on drugs and mass criminalization deeply impact the LGBTQIA+ community, especially as LGBTQIA+ individuals are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Trauma, discrimination, stigmatization, and living at…
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…
Heroin is the common name for the psychoactive drug, diacetylmorphine. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about heroin including signs and symptoms of a heroin overdose, how to…
This booklet from the ACLU addresses what constitutional rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by law enforcement officers. Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, French, Farsi,…
When we tell our teens to put on a seatbelt, it’s not because we’re expecting an accident – but because we want them to be prepared in case there is one. In the same way, it is important to talk to…
There is no single reason why teens use alcohol or other drugs, and it doesn’t always look like what you might expect. Teens can be getting good grades, have plenty of friends, and still be using substances.…
Overview Supervised consumption services (SCS) are legally sanctioned facilities designed to reduce the health and public order issues often associated with public injection. They are also called safer injection…
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…
Research simply does not support the theory that marijuana is a “gateway” drug – that is, one whose use results in an increased likelihood of using “more serious” drugs such as cocaine…
Psilocybin is the main ingredient found in several types of psychoactive mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally-occurring psychedelic drug. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most…