There are many drug policies we can pass at the local, state, and federal level to help people who use methamphetamine to be safer.
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) recommends a comprehensive, health-based response to the overdose crisis to keep people safe and healthy. There is growing public acceptance of the fact that drug use is a health issue, not a criminal one.
Unfortunately, some elected officials and members of law enforcement continue to call for draconian criminal policies to drive up support for policies that hurt people instead of helping them.
When it comes to methamphetamine, we must ensure that any new laws take a health approach. This includes decriminalizing drugs, creating a safer supply, and promoting harm reduction such as overdose prevention centers.