Compassionate Health Care Response to Drug Use and Addiction

For too many years people with addictive illness have been banished to the criminal justice system due to ignorance, fear, and stigma.

What We Can Learn From Celebrity Overdoses

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.

Gov. Christie Signs Good Samaritan Overdose Bill

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.

Drug Policy Alliance Interview of the Cullens

Denise and Gary Cullen are interviewed by the Drug Policy Alliance about the loss of their son Jeff Cullen to an accidental overdose.

AB831 Testimony

First Committee Hearing and Testimony for California Overdose Prevention Bill

Stigmatizing Marginalized People Is Not Progressive

Imagine a progressive political organization puts out a TV attack ad that’s creating buzz and getting people talking.

HuffPost: Obama’s Poor War On Drugs Record

Link to HuffPost Live Web interview, Denise, Barry, TN congressman and Amanda from DPA.

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For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach

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.

One Drug Arrest Every 19 Seconds in the U.S.

A new FBI report released today shows that there is a drug arrest every 19 seconds in the U.S.