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Drug Education

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sheds Light on Overdose Crisis and Life-Saving Solutions

Denise Cullen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Denise Cullen

As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone.

Horrifying New Drugs! Does New Zealand's New Synthetic Drug Law Offer a Safer Way Forward?

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

As a tool to protect the public from the risks of drugs not being used for medical purposes, the prohibition model has not worked well -- for old drugs or new ones. However, the nation of New Zealand is now trying a different approach.

Time to Take a Stand Against Outdated Drug Education

Piper Anderson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Piper Anderson

Educators must take a stand against zero tolerance policies that penalize and alienate young people in schools. The consequences if we don't can be devastating.

Beyond 'Zero Tolerance': A Pragmatic Approach to Teen Drug Education and School Discipline

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

When schools choose to move "beyond zero tolerance" in handling school discipline, they stop merely reacting to student misconduct -- and can begin to address its root causes.

'Just Say No' Turns 30

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

By 2001, D.A.R.E. was deemed by none other than the United States Surgeon General, "an ineffective primary prevention program," and lost 80 percent of its federal funding shortly thereafter. Yet D.A.R.E .has kept going.

Lucia Graves

White House Budget Emphasizes Drug Punishment Over Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration budget released Wednesday emphasizes drug abuse punishment and interdiction over treatment and prevention, desp...

Time to Prescribe the Right Cure

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Although prescription drugs are harmful, they do have a purpose for people who have a reason to take them. This does not include taking Adderall to study for a test. Too much of anything is bad, even if it comes with a prescription.

Lizzie Schiffman

Study Sheds Light On Heroin Use Among Young Suburbanites

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

"I was not a big risk taker as a kid. [My parents] can't picture me using heroin. My mom was putting ribbons in my hair in fifth grade, and curling my...

Why We Need Honest Sex -- And Drug -- Education in Schools

Tony Newman | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York
Tony Newman

The same way sex education advocates acknowledge that not all teens will be abstinent and need to learn how to be safe, we need to acknowledge that not all teens are going to abstain from drug use.

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.