Tag: stories

20
May

Maddy's SSDP Alumna Story

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Okay, not always. And actually, not even when I first went to college. In fact, I wanted to be a news anchor, so I studied journalism. I desired to be an objective and reliable source of non-sensationalized information for the general public. Silly me. What was the next best option? Law

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19
May

Recovery and Reform: An alum's journey back

Over seven years ago I co-founded the Northeastern University undergraduate chapter of SSDP. As a student in Boston during the 2008 election season, I was thrilled because also on the ballot that year was a vote on whether Massachusetts should decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Like many young people, I experimented with drugs in high school. While most of my

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19
Apr

Why are you fighting to end the war on drugs?

Last month at the 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Denver, Colorado, we asked our students and supporters to answer the question: “Why are you fighting to end the war on drugs?” Here’s what they said…

19
Dec

The Story of Self, Us and Now

Yesterday in the weekly SSDP/UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) chapter meeting, each group member shared their story of “why” they are involved in drug policy in 2 minutes. The stories that emerged were powerful. Our UNAM students arrived to SSDP and drug policy in very different ways.  One student spoke about his fathers’ alcoholism and attending ALANON (family and friends of

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27
Nov

Chapter Leader of the Week: Katharine Celentano

Katharine: A few years ago, when I wasn’t even a student! I was taking time off from school for health reasons. I’d been interested in mental health advocacy since about 6th grade, but my experiences with some self-identifying addicts inspired my interest in drug policy reform more specifically. As stigmatized as I felt for my own struggles, I realized my

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