Garret Overstreet

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May

UNODC: Acknowledge Youth as Key Stakeholders in the Standards of Prevention

SSDP’s recommendations to the UNODC were compiled and submitted by our Drug Education Manager, Dr. Vilmarie Narloch, Psy.D ’09 Recently, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime put out a call for civil society input as they update the International Standards of Drug Use Prevention. These standards were originally launched in 2013 and took into consideration studies published prior

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10
May

“Marijuana Exceptionalism” and Knowing When Your Cannabis Use Has Become Problematic

Written by Rory McPeak, SSDP chapter leader at Loyola University Chicago While I was attending SSDP2017, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Portland, OR, I attended a panel focused on problematic drug use. It is common for people involved with drug policy reform and harm reduction advocacy to use the term “addiction” rather sparingly, due to its highly subjective

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