For too many years people with addictive illness have been banished to the criminal justice system due to ignorance, fear, and stigma.
Recently rapper Lil’ Wayne was discharged after a six day hospital admission in Los Angeles, where he was reportedly recovering from an overdose of sizzurp — a cocktail of prescription cough syrup, soda, and flavored candy.
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: With Jon Bon Jovi joining him, Gov. Christie today signed the bipartisan Overdose Protection Act into law at a drug rehab center in Paterson — providing protection from prosecution to those who help overdose victims or those who administer antidotes in life-threatening situations.
Denise and Gary Cullen are interviewed by the Drug Policy Alliance about the loss of their son Jeff Cullen to an accidental overdose.
First Committee Hearing and Testimony for California Overdose Prevention Bill
Imagine a progressive political organization puts out a TV attack ad that’s creating buzz and getting people talking.
Link to HuffPost Live Web interview, Denise, Barry, TN congressman and Amanda from DPA.
Mark Kinzly saved two lives this week. But he wouldn’t have been here to help if a friend hadn’t once done for him what he’s now repeatedly done for others — provide overdose victims with Naloxone, the antidote that revived them.
A new FBI report released today shows that there is a drug arrest every 19 seconds in the U.S.