Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Tony Newman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been one of the most vocal and vicious advocates of our country’s draconian drug war. Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, has an important… Read More
By Widney Brown
There is something seriously wrong when doctors are blaming people who inject drugs for poor health rather than asking why government, at the local, state, and federal levels are not taking measures that are proven to… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
It's been about six months since we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director, and got to meet her on one of our first episodes of Drugs & Stuff, the Drug Policy Alliance's podcast. We… Read More
By Michelle Eastwood
Prince died on April 21, 2016 after taking a painkiller that contained fentanyl. DPA's asha bandele sat down with Mic.com to talk about ending drug overdose deaths and changing the narrative on people who use drugs. … Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
For the past two years, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has claimed the lives of thousands of people, primarily from the most marginalized and vulnerable communities. This tragedy will form the… Read More
By Sasha Simon
How many years have we known that abstinence-based programs like D.A.R.E. fail to truly educate young people about drugs, and that we need a replacement? The answer: too many. But happily, now there’s an alternative… Read More
By Morgan Humphrey
On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S.  Later that night, black Brazilian city council member and vocal… Read More
By Tommy McDonald
Long-time Drug Policy Alliance media relations director, Tony Newman joined the latest episode of Drugs & Stuff to chat about the current state of drug policy reform, and his latest think piece, which you can… Read More
By Anthony Papa
On February 21, I attended the New York City film opening of “The Survivor’s Guide to Prison” at the Landmark Theater in Manhattan.    I was invited to attend by executive producer Jeffrey Deskovic, who, as a victim… Read More
By Michael Collins
It is said that the President’s Budget is the clearest indication of an Administration’s policy priorities. An analysis of Trump’s proposal – released Monday – shows that a key priority of this White House is the… Read More