March 2017 Monthly Mosaic: Diversity Awareness Reflection & Education at #SSDP2017

A hearty welcome to SSDP2017 from SSDP’s Diversity, Awareness, Reflection, & Education (SSDP-DARE) committee! Because the consequences of drug prohibition are far-reaching in their impact on different communities across the globe, exposing oneself to new perspectives is crucial to understanding … more

What to know about the SSDP Board of Directors elections

SSDP2017 is only a few days away and twenty amazing SSDPers have applied to run for the Board of Directors. SSDP is governed by a Board of Directors and a Board of Trustees, a designated body of the Board of … more

Congratulations to this year’s award nominees

Ten days from today, at SSDP2017, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Stuart Ableson Goodwill Dr. … more

Understanding Person First Language

Written by SUNY New Paltz SSDP chapter leader Robert Hofmann When talking about drug policy reform, activists will encounter several terms used to describe people who use drugs. These terms can show us preconceived notions of drug users held by … more

SSDP Supports California’s SB180

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is proud to support California’s SB180, introduced by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles). This bill would remove the current three-year sentencing enhancements for a number of crimes related to controlled substances. The bill was first … more

Stigma, Addiction, & Recovery in Indonesia

SSDP Outreach Coordinator Jake Agliata was in Indonesia from February 14 to February 25 as part of a cultural exchange program sponsored by the American Council for Young Political Leaders. This is the second of several blog posts that will … more

New Mexico SSDPers Lobby at State Legislature for the Third Year Running

For this year’s New Mexico Lobby Day, our SSDP chapters joined with several other advocacy organizations for Cannabis Awareness Day at the Roundhouse, including NM NORML (led by SSDP alum and board member Monique Chavez), New Mexico EMPACT, Grow for … more

Introducing the Dean College Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest established SSDP chapter in Massachusetts, Dean College! Chapter leader Liam Devine has been working to set up the chapter for about a year now and finally got things up and running this semester. I … more

February 2017 Monthly Mosaic: Love and Drugs- Social Alienation and Problematic Drug Use

In the 1980s, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America released a television advertisement showing a rat, alone, in a cage. The rat had been given two water bottles: one with plain water, and one laced with cocaine. “Only one drug … more

Getting Sensible in Indonesia

SSDP Outreach Coordinator Jake Agliata is in Indonesia from February 14 to February 25 as part of a cultural exchange program sponsored by the American Council for Young Political Leaders. This is the first of several blog posts that will … more