“Uprooting the Drug War'' is a series of reports and related materials from the Drug Policy Alliance that expose the insidious ways the drug war has taken root in six critical systems: education, employment, housing, child welfare, immigration, and public benefits.
Punishment for drug use is not limited to the criminal legal system. It is deeply rooted in the policies of various civil systems where people meet the drug war on a daily basis. The drug war has twisted and warped the systems we depend on, doling out punishment instead of assistance. This project is a call to action for all of us to work together, across movements, to fully extract the drug war and its culture of criminalization and punishment from our lives.