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Drug Policy Reform

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.

Recent Work

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Film Screening: The Case for Prescribing Heroin

This event features a screening of a film about a heroin-assisted treatment program in Denmark, and addresses the evidence behind prescribing heroin to people with long-term opioid dependency.

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How the War on Drugs Impedes Economic Development

Experts from Africa and Latin America discuss the negative effects of repressive drug policies on their regions.

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Support, Don’t Punish: How You Can Help End the War on Drugs  

People in more than 50 cities around the world will take to the streets on June 26 to demand an end to the drug war.

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Inside Guatemala’s Drug Rehab Centers

Take an unprecedented look inside these institutions through a powerful photo series that explores the intersection of drug use, Christianity, and rehabilitation.

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The Drug War Doesn’t Add Up, Say Nobel Economists
A new report from the London School of Economics includes calls from five Nobel laureates to end the “war on drugs.”
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At the UN, New Voices Call for an End to the Drug War

More governments around the world are pushing for drug policies that respect human rights, promote public health, and reduce crime.