Drug Policy Alliance - New Mexico
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading
organization devoted to minimizing the harms associated with both drug misuse
and the laws and policies that derive from the war on drugs. DPA’s eight
offices across the country pursue these goals nationwide through impact
litigation, legislative drafting, and advocacy on behalf of public health
interventions that address the problems associated with substance abuse at the
individual, family and community levels.
As a national organization, DPA works on a variety of issues, including (but not limited to) access to substance abuse treatment, including narcotic replacement therapies; provision of harm reduction services, including access to sterile syringes and overdose prevention programs; reduction of drug testing and other pervasive surveillance technologies; eligibility for public benefits for individuals with drug problems or prior drug convictions; lawful use and supply of medical marijuana; adequate treatment of severe and chronic pain; combating the criminalization of pregnant substance abusers; reforming sentencing laws, including advocating for treatment instead of incarceration; and addressing racial disparities in drug laws and sentencing.