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Fact Sheet February 28, 2024

Oregon’s Measure 110: What Really Happened.

In 2020, Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved Ballot Measure 110, making Oregon the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs. But in 2024, drug possession was recriminalized after an intense disinformation campaign. Learn what really happened.

Fact Sheet January 31, 2024

Fact Sheet: The Real Causes and Solutions to Public Suffering, Including Public Drug Use

We’re all concerned about public suffering and want real solutions. Worsening health, increasing poverty and houselessness is the direct result of decades of underinvestment in public systems, disinvestment in particular communities, and the erosion of the social safety net. Effective solutions focus on health, provide a full continuum of care, and centralize community responses.

Report October 18, 2023

Framework: Building Black Feminist Visions to End the Drug War

A framework for building a transnational Black feminist agenda to end the drug war.

Report September 14, 2023

Toolkit: Protecting Our Communities

We all want and deserve healthy and safe communities. The safest places in America have access to the things people need to thrive, such as jobs, education, housing, and health care. They do not have more police, more jails, more prisons, or harsher sentences. We need to fully fund what is proven to create safer, thriving neighborhoods.

Fact Sheet August 23, 2023

Principles of Non-Police Response to Drug Use Concerns and Emergencies

It’s time we move away from policing as the solution to our community challenges. To make communities healthier and safer, we need to invest in non-police, trauma informed responses that address acute behavioral health issues and other social matters.

Fact Sheet June 12, 2023

Facts about Overdose Prevention Centers

Overdose prevention centers (OPCs) are a vital part of building a health approach to drugs that embraces the dignity and wellbeing of people who use drugs, families, and communities.

Fact Sheet June 11, 2023

Heroin-Assisted Treatment

Heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) refers to the prescription of pharmaceutical heroin (diacetylmorphine) to people with severe opioid use disorders who have not responded well to more traditional forms of treatment like methadone or buprenorphine.

Fact Sheet May 26, 2023

Drug Facts: Methamphetamine (meth)

Methamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It is also known as meth, crystal meth, crystal, tina, or crank. It produces feelings of euphoria, increased energy, reduces appetite, and improves focus.

May 23, 2023

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a set of ideas and interventions that seek to reduce the harms associated with both drug use and punitive drug policies.

Fact Sheet May 20, 2023

Drug Facts: Xylazine

Xylazine is a sedative increasingly detected in the illicit drug supply.

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