Incarceration

Alabama Raid: Wrong Way to Curb Drug Use

Last week, I was shocked to learn of a massive college drug bust in my home state of Alabama. Arresting and expelling students is no way to reduce substance abuse on campus. In fact, it is counterproductive.

#DrugPol Chat: Our Top 10 Takeaways

Phoenix House and the Fix hosted a lively Twitter debate on drug policy. Nonprofit leaders, treatment providers, writers, and even the ONDCP weighed in on questions like mandated treatment, harm reduction, regulating, and legalizing drugs.

Sticks and Carrots: Kick-Starting Treatment in Vermont

For most people who find themselves facing an addiction-related charge, treatment is the option that helps them change—a truth that Vermont has recognized for decades. When motivating folks to seek treatment, “sticks and carrots” are key.

Join Our Drug Policy Twitter Chat

On Wednesday, February 6, please join Phoenix House and the Fix for a lively Twitter chat on policy topics ranging from decriminalization vs. legalization, to treatment vs. incarceration, to harm reduction.

The Truth Behind “Just Say No!”

Eugene Jarecki’s powerful new documentary The House I Live In shows how the War on Drugs has led to a policy of mass incarceration.

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