Legislative Advocacy

As advocates for change we know that drug policy has dictated the way Americans view substance
use disorder and mental health. We believe that the approaches of yesteryear have failed, creating mass stigma and harsh measures to dealing with drug users. These strategies have created a lack of emphasis on treatment, safety and compassion. Our aim of promoting drug use as a public health issue instead of a criminal justice issue is a core focus of our work. We are proud to have assisted in the development and implementation of state and federal legislation including but not limited to:

  • 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Acts
  • Naloxone Access and Distribution Laws
  • Treatment Access, Availability and Quality of Care
  • Substance Use Prevention & Education
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Addiction and Recovery Services
  • Harm Reduction and Public Health