Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession, but what does that mean? Learn about why we need decriminalization and the steps we're taking to dismantle the failed federal drug war.
DPA's Executive Director, Kassandra Frederique, reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Controlled Substances Act in her latest op-ed for Truthout.
For the first time ever, we’re finally seeing real momentum to decriminalize drugs at both the state and federal level. Join the fight to end the criminalization of people who use drugs.
Communities across the U.S. are staggering under the weight of half a century of failed drug policies. When federal and state governments fail to act, cities can.
Learn the signs of what a drug overdose or medical emergency looks like for some commonly used drugs (alcohol, cannabis, MDMA, cocaine, and heroin) and what actions you can take to help save someone’s life.
COVID-19 is a public health crisis that is exacerbating the harms of the drug war. DPA offers these COVID-19 drug policy priorities to protect public health, individual rights, and the dignity and well-being of our communities.