Drug Policy Reform

Prohibition-based policies have led to a rise in drug-related violence, prison overcrowding, and an increase in HIV epidemics. The Open Society Foundations support organizations that put forward alternatives.

Open Society Voices

How to Stop Overdose Deaths in New York

April 10, 2014 by Roxanne Saucier 1

New York has announced big news in the battle against drug overdose deaths. But is it enough?

In Latin America, Drug Policy Is a Human Rights Issue

March 25, 2014 by Heloisa Griggs, Angelica Zamora

For the first time ever, a key human rights body in the Americas has begun studying the impact of drug policies on human rights.

Extreme Abuse in the Name of Drug “Treatment”

March 13, 2014 by Roxanne Saucier 29

In private facilities across Latin America, drug users are often detained against their will and tortured under the guise of “treatment.”