Fact Sheets

Getting needed social services and support can be particularly challenging for people with drug convictions.  This fact sheet answers common questions about eligibility for three of the most helpful social support…
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), commonly referred to as ecstasy or molly, is sold either as a pressed pill taken orally, or as a powder that is snorted or swallowed. People who use ecstasy describe themselves…
The current system for classifying illegal (and most legal) drugs is flawed, outdated and unscientific. Marijuana should be reclassified in order to facilitate research, ensure patient access, and permit its legal…
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.
This map from the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System shows all states with broadened naloxone access laws and links to the text of the various laws.
A list of research and publications from the Harm Reduction Coalition related to overdose that may be helpful when drafting proposals or gathering evidence to show the need for an overdose program. These publications…
On January 1, 2013, California became the tenth state to implement a 911 Good Samaritan overdose fatality prevention law. This law is designed to encourage people to quickly seek medical care for an overdose victim by…
In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington State took the historic step of rejecting the decades-long failed policy of marijuana prohibition by deciding to permit the legal regulation of marijuana sales,…
Personal sovereignty informs both the LGBT liberation and drug policy reform movements. Police surveillance and repression, along with stigma and moral panic, have been used to great effect against both LGBT…
The Obama administration says that drug use should be treated as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue. Yet both his budget and his drug policies continue to emphasize enforcement, prosecution and…