We are replacing the disastrous war on drugs with policies rooted in evidence, compassion and human rights. Our 5,000 active members, made up of young people and students, mobilize from 300 schools around the globe to make change from the campus to the UN because the war on drugs is a war on us.

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From Hawaii to Maine and from Alaska to Georgia, you will find a chapter nearby. From 300 campuses in 13 countries, SSDP members mobilize to end the drug war.

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Students and young people

Since 1998, SSDP’s members have led a powerful grassroots movement to end the Drug War and begin a new era that sensibly and humanely tackles one of society’s most complex issues.

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Global Drug Policy Reform

We ensure active and meaningful youth participation of youth and youth-related organizations in the development, implementation and evaluation of drug policies and programs.

Campus Change

We reform campus drug policies to replace detrimental punishment with supportive, life-saving responses to complex situations.

Harm Reduction Action

We expand harm reduction in our communities through campus action and partnerships with harm reduction service providers.

Just Say Know

We deliver evidence based peer-to-peer drug education that empowers young people to navigate the complex choices regarding drugs and drug use.

Latest from Our Blog;Our Contributors

We are passionate about our causes. Click below to read our recent blogs.

Another Historic Victory: The MORE Act Has Passed in the House of Representatives

In a historic victory for drug policy reform and a historic ...

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Historic Victory for Cannabis at the United Nations

Written by Orsi Fehér ’16 and Beatrix Vas ’19 ...

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Living in a Quarantine of Violence

This is the second part in our series “Eliminating Violence ...

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Action Alert: Congress To Vote On Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition This Week

Later this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on ...

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