The Open Society Foundations advocate for policies that advance the health and human rights of people who use drugs, giving them the chance to make positive choices to protect their own health, and that of their families and communities.
The Prescription for Saving Lives
A person dies every five minutes from overdose in the United States. We have the means to dramatically reduce those numbers. But the medication naloxone is suddenly scarce and prices are too high. What needs to happen next to save lives.
Faith and Healing
Q&A: Preaching Harm Reduction
By bringing harm reduction to the faith community, Faith in Public Life is using the church to save lives in the face of the overdose crisis.
The Way the U.S. Regulates Methadone Isn’t Working
A new documentary takes a close look at how methadone is used in the United States today, while raising profound questions about the purpose of antidrug policies and the benefits of harm reduction.
End the Drug War
Reframing the Blame for the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is better understood as a war on people. To stop this useless and unjust destruction, we must change how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.
The Consequences of Rising Female Incarceration Rates in Latin America
Punitive drug laws are the driving force behind women’s imprisonment, but two organizations are working together to reverse the trend.
The Overwhelming Evidence in Favor of Harm Reduction
Harm reduction services are cost-effective, supportive of healthier communities, and safer. It's time for governments worldwide to follow the facts, not antidrug prejudice.
With the Museum of Drug Policy, Artists and Activists Push for Reform
A panel of activists and artists discuss creative ways to effect change through immersive events.
The Future of Coca Industrialization in Colombia
A new report looks at the coca leaf as a legal agricultural product and presents challenges, opportunities, and parameters for a legal system to expand coca industrialization.