Today, more than 400 hundred families from across the United States who have lost loved ones to overdose re-released an open letter urging lawmakers to stand firm against attempts to double down on the punitive policies of criminalization and prosecution as a response to the overdose crisis.
This country is in the midst of an overdose crisis. According to the CDC for the year 2021, there were 109,179 overdose deaths.
Broken No More Position Statement
Too many people are dying from opioid overdoses. Prevention sites would save lives.
Republican state Senators Sally Turner and Sue Rezin recently introduced a bill that, if enacted, would double down on the failed war on drugs by imposing harsh penalties for the distribution of drugs that contain fentanyl.
Their children struggled with addiction. Now, they’re fighting against the war on drugs.
Experts in addiction share the biggest myths they encounter and the harm it can do to people who use drugs.
Morgan Godvin, who is in recovery from heroin addiction and a commissioner on Oregon’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, joins CNN’s Michael Smerconish to discuss the state’s historic vote to decriminalize the possession and personal use of drugs.
There is a belief that those of us with an opioid addiction, that we are powerless over our addiction. That is a myth. We are not powerless. But we appear powerless because the prohibition laws of this country rob us of our power.