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The Role Race Plays in the War On Drugs

Every year, hundreds of thousands of family and friends bury loved ones because of the ongoing opioid overdose crisis happening across the Unites States— a crisis that could have been largely prevented. Researchers and health professionals link today’s predicament to the explosion of opioid prescriptions in the 1990s when there was an increased prescription drug usage of medications to treat pain like OxyContin and from youth experimentation.

Now, as awareness of this problem surfaces, prescription opioids become harder to access, leading addicts to turn to heroin, which is often cheaper…

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 The Role Race Plays in the War On Drugs

If Black lives mattered, our government would not have tolerated a decades-long defeat in the war against drugs. If Black lives mattered, Naloxone would have been available in every urban, health clinic starting in the 1970s. If Black lives mattered, today’s overdose crisis would be ameliorated by decades of public health policies focused on reducing stigma and promoting treatment over punishment.

4 Ways the Drug War Harms National Security

The war on drugs (a term by which I mean the criminalization of drugs, drug use, drug possession, addiction and nonviolent voluntary drug transactions) threatens national security...

Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Prohibition cannot be judged a success on any front. Handing control of the drug trade to organised criminals has had disastrous consequences across the globe. Transform therefore works to get drugs under control by advocating for strict regulation of all aspects of the trade.

Anyone’s Child

Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control is a network of families whose lives have been wrecked by the UK’s drug laws and are now campaigning to change them. Our politicians tell us that drugs need to be illegal to protect our children. But this is not the case. And evidence proves it.

Drug War Facts

Drug War Facts offers a treasure trove for serious seekers of useful facts and sources about all sides of the drug war." — Clarence Page, Syndicated Columnist, Chicago Tribune.

Drug WarRant

From the front lines of the drug war with news., analysis and the occasional rant.

DrugSense Blog

Moving the debate on drugs from insanity to humanity.

Harm Reduction International

HRI is a leading non-governmental organisation working to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drugs.

Moms United to End the War on Drugs

Mothers, family members, healthcare professionals and individuals in recovery are joining together to bring focus to our country's failed drug policies and the havoc they have wreaked on our families. Moms United to End the War on Drugs is a growing movement to stop the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are the result of current punitive and discriminatory drug policies.

Rethinking the War on Drugs

For more than fifty years the world has pursued a so-called War on Drugs. Its goal—a world free of illicit use of drugs—has proven elusive: Despite billions of dollars spent, illicit drug use is up and illicit drugs today are cheaper and more accessible than ever before.

Stop the Harm

The global drug policy system is broken, inflicting untold suffering around the world. The United Nations can - and must - set a new course. Put people first. Stop the harm.


StoptheDrugWar.org works for an end to drug prohibition worldwide, and an end to the "drug war" in its current form. We believe that much of the harm commonly attributed to "drugs" is really the result of placing drugs in a criminal environment. We believe the global drug war has fueled violence, civil instability, and public health crises; and that the currently prevalent arrest- and punishment-based policies toward drugs are unjust.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

We are an international grassroots, student-led organization working to end drug prohibition.

The 1315 Project

An unchanging 1.3% addiction rate. A $1.5 trillion price tag. Stories from the front lines of a war we cannot win but will not end.

The Speakeasy Blog

Blog from StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) which calls for an end to drug prohibition (e.g. some form of legalization), and its replacement with some sensible framework in which drugs can be regulated and controlled instead.

Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Our supporters are individuals who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.

Global Commission on Drug Policy

The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.

International Drug Policy Consortium

A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy.

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