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Topic: Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

Columns, Opinions

Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

February 24, 2021 1 comment

Fifty years since Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one,” much of America now reflects with horror. The ruthless criminalization of certain substances has entrenched systemic inequalities, ostracized addicts, criminalized recreational users and withheld life-altering medical treatments…

Members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy delivered a presentation detailing methods for handling potential overdoses, drug checking and contamination of drug supply.

News, University News

Student group presents on safe drug use practices

February 25, 2020 Comments are Disabled

In a crowded conference room in Page Robinson Hall, Laurel McIntyre ’22, Abigail Gulchin ’22, Max Heller ’23 and Noah Mlyn ’20 presented on safe drug use in a culture that maintains prohibition — on campus, in Providence and in the United States.

Kinnard ’14, Van Houten ’14, Moffat ’13, Barkan ’17,  Nieves-McGoldrick ’12: Drug checking services must be reinstated on Brown’s campus to protect students

Columns, Opinions

Kinnard ’14, Van Houten ’14, Moffat ’13, Barkan ’17, Nieves-McGoldrick ’12: Drug checking services must be reinstated on Brown’s campus to protect students

October 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Roughly a decade ago, members of Brown’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter began offering a free harm reduction service to fellow students in the form of drug checking kits.

Mlyn ’20, McIntyre ’22: Administration should reverse ban of drug checking program

Op-eds, Opinions

Mlyn ’20, McIntyre ’22: Administration should reverse ban of drug checking program

October 17, 2019 1 comment

For years, Brown University Students for Sensible Drug Policy was known on campus primarily for its free and discreet drug checking program. This program allowed Brown students who decided to use recreational drugs to contact an SSDP member, who would use a drug checking kit to evaluate the contents of the substances.

At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

News, University News

University cancels free drug testing service

October 10, 2019 1 comment

Students will no longer have access to free drug testing on campus after the University canceled a service formerly offered by Students for Sensible Drug Policy.