The Promise of Prop. 47

On Tuesday, California passed Prop. 47, which changes sentencing for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. This landmark legislation signals a dramatic, positive shift from “tough on crime” to “smart on treatment.”

Mirror, Mirror: Governor Chris Christie’s Contradictory Views on Drug Addiction

Governor Chris Christie’s conflicting views on how to handle people struggling with drug addiction mirrors the ambivalence many Americans feel.

Dr. Mitch Rosenthal Weighs in on Marijuana Debate

Phoenix House founder, Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D., continues to be a prominent voice in the marijuana legalization debate.

#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.

Phoenix House Founder Attends Ditchley Conference on Drug War

Phoenix House Founder Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. is attending a transatlantic conference debating a new approach to the War on Drugs. Hosted by the Ditchley Foundation, the conference focuses on the question: “How should drug control policy change?”