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Families for Sensible Drug Policy

Bringing our communities together to embrace
enlightened drug policy–empowering families,
restoring health, and saving lives

Empowering families to reduce the harms to our children

Your tax-deductible donation today will advance sensible, health-based drug policies to increase access to effective substance use disorder treatment and reduce the harmful consequences of oppressive drug policies.

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Education & Advocacy

Town halls forums bringing communities together to educate the public about the harms of criminalizing substance use and advocate for a new vision and approach to help those impacted by substance use issues.

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Seminars & Symposiums

Our annual symposium on “Family-Centered Harm Reduction and Drug Policy” will bring together leading international practitioners, researchers, and advocates working in the intersections of harm reduction, substance use disorder, and drug policy.

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Promote Research

We support evidence-based research to inform the development of family-centered drug policies and family health-based substance use disorder treatment.

Families for Sensible Drug Policy is bringing communities together to create a new vision and approach to help those impacted by substance use and mental health issues.

“Families for Sensible Drug Policy is helping bring our laws into alignment with the reality that we care about our loved ones even if they use substances. We do not want laws that unnecessarily make the lives of substance users worse. We want services that actually prevent substance problems, and provide multiple pathways out of substance problems when users are ready to change, however much they are ready to change. Thank you FSDP for carrying out this life-saving and life-enhancing work.”

– Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP, President, Practical Recovery, President, SMARTRecovery

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N.J. service providers say ‘harm reduction’ working on opioids, but more can be done t.co/2sm989zX7e

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Nothing but respect. #NaloxoneSavesLives “Go Slow”—Baltimore’s Peer-Led Fentanyl #HarmReduction Campaign t.co/V2v3k117g8

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    • Fighting Stigma to End the Overdose Epidemic – A Harm Reduction Workshop

      Fighting Stigma to End the Overdose Epidemic – A Harm Reduction Workshop

      In preparation for International Overdose Awareness Day, join the Families for Sensible Drug Policy and the New Jersey Department of Health for an interactive Harm Reduction Workshop! Date: Wednesday, August 21 Time: 9:00am-2:30pm Location: War …Read More »
    • Spring and the Cycles of Change!

      Spring and the Cycles of Change!

      Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of Family Matters – Families Matter, our new blog authored and curated by FSDP’s Guest Blogger–pioneering harm reduction therapist, educator, advocate and author Dee-Dee Stout. I have been a Star Trek geek for as long …Read More »
    • Let’s Honor International Family Drug Support Day on February 24!

      Let’s Honor International Family Drug Support Day on February 24!

      Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Family Matters – Families Matter, our new blog authored and curated by FSDP’s Guest Blogger–pioneering harm reduction therapist, educator, advocate and author Dee-Dee Stout. This month, Dee Dee, with her exuberance and energy, …Read More »