SSDP Welcomes Emory Basso, Operations and Administration Associate

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thrilled to welcome Emory Basso as the newest member of our staff! Em joined the staff in June and is working in the Washington, DC office as SSDP’s first Operations and Administration Associate, a … more

Just Say Know: Taking Care of Yourself

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Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern   Why is it important to take care of yourself, as a peer educator and activist? What are some ways that you can take care of yourself? A Peer Educator’s primary … more

July 2016 Monthly Mosaic: The Prison Industrial Complex and the War on Drugs

Source: Peter Wagner and Bernadette Rabuy, Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2016

July 2016 Monthly Mosaic The Prison Industrial Complex and the War on Drugs Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s original motto was “Schools Not Prisons,” in response to the “Aid Elimination Penalty,” an amendment added to the Higher Education Act in … more

Just Say Know: Programming & Presentation Skills

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Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern What are the necessary components to a good peer education program? What are some important skills to have when delivering a peer education program? What are some difficult questions that may … more

Why Asian Americans Should Fight To End the Drug War

"Support. Don't Punish" Global Day of Action at UC Berkeley. Image by Oliver Zerrudo, California Campus Coordinator.

From Hyphen Magazine: When I was 17, I told my mom that I had tried cannabis. Cannabis was a completely foreign substance to my parents. In common use of the Chinese language, using cannabis and other drugs is known — … more

A Response to the Brooklyn K2 Overdoses

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In response to an article comparing people under the influence of the synthetic cannabis substance K2 to “the walking dead,” CUNY Baruch SSDP chapter leader Leland Radovanovic submitted the following editorial to the NY Daily News.  Prohibition strikes again, this … more

Just Say Know: Listening, Responding & Referral Skills

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Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern What are some questions you can ask to identify why people want to talk to you? What are some helpful things to say in response? How would you refer someone to … more

For my Birthday, Donate to the Organization that Changed my Life

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        Five years ago, I graduated from a high school class of 200 students and enrolled at the University of Connecticut, a public state university with over 30,000 people on campus. The culture shock of graduating from … more

Anthony Carrasco Joins SSDP as Summer Policy Intern

Anthony is an incoming junior at the University of California, Berkeley earning degrees in both legal studies and political science, as well as a minor degree in public policy.

Anthony Carrasco is joining the SSDP staff as the Summer 2016 Policy Intern

I’m pleased to introduce Anthony Carrasco, SSDP’s Good Samaritan Policy Intern for the Summer of 2016. Anthony first got plugged in with SSDP when he and several peers reestablished the SSDP chapter at UC Berkeley in 2015. Since the Fall … more

Just Say Know: Recovery & Strategies for Change in High-Risk Behaviors

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Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern Think through each of the phases of the Cycle of Change: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, Relapse. For each of these phases, how can you meet someone where they’re at and … more