DPA Publication

Overdose: A National Crisis Taking Root in Texas

November 15, 2010
Drug Policy Alliance

Overdose deaths are an emerging public health  epidemic. Nationwide, they more than doubled between 2000 and 2006. More people died in the U.S. from overdose in 2006 than from HIV/AIDS or homicide. Significant federal funding is directed toward preventing HIV/AIDS and homicide, but virtually no federal dollars are designated for overdose prevention.

Drug Policy Alliance Annual Report

December 1, 2013
Drug Policy Alliance

We’re changing the conversation about the war on drugs and bringing about a new world of opportunities for drug policy reform. There is now, for the first time, a critical mass of support that ensures that this burgeoning debate will no longer be suppressed. Yet we still have a long way to go, as the war on drugs remains entrenched and codified in a complex web of policies in every state and locality, at the federal level, and even globally.

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