The Points Interview: Ingrid Walker

The subject of today’s Points Interview is Dr. Ingrid Walker, discussing her new book, High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users (University of Washington Press, 2017). She has written and presented at length on the topic, including at a 2013 TEDx event. Follow her on Twitter. Describe your book in terms your bartender could understand.Continue reading “The Points Interview: Ingrid Walker”

Event Alert—A War on Research: Drug Policy and 50 Year of Lost Knowledge

Editor’s Note: This event alert is part of Points’s commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the War on Drugs. Mark you calendars for this coming Thursday, June 24. The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is hosting a panel titled, “A War on Research: Drug Policy and 50 Years of Lost Knowledge.” Sponsored by the DPA’s DepartmentContinue reading “Event Alert—A War on Research: Drug Policy and 50 Year of Lost Knowledge”

Call for Proposals: Drug Policy Research Incubator Pleasure and Self-Regulating Drug Use

Editor’s Note: We’re double-posting today for an exciting reason. See below for a call for proposals from the Drug Policy Alliance that may be of interest to readers. Act fast – proposals are due in one month.  The Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Academic Engagement is committed to improving drug policy research. Through a projectContinue reading “Call for Proposals: Drug Policy Research Incubator Pleasure and Self-Regulating Drug Use”

Conference Spotlight: Watch Michelle Alexander’s International Drug Policy Reform Conference Keynote

From October 11 to 14, the Drug Policy Alliance, a reform-minded advocacy organization and occasional cross-poster to Points, held its biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington, D.C.  Topics of interest include organizing and educating about drugs under differential prohibitions, mitigating the harms of the drug war and promoting self care for vulnerable populations,Continue reading “Conference Spotlight: Watch Michelle Alexander’s International Drug Policy Reform Conference Keynote”

Points 2017: Teaching Drugs, Donald Trump’s “Oxy Electorate,” Opiate Addiction in Assam, and More!

This year was an exciting one for Points. We have enjoyed increasing traffic every year since we started in 2011, and 2017 was no exception with more unique visitors than any year prior! Below are some highlights from the past twelve months. We began the year by sharing a series of perspectives on public drugContinue reading “Points 2017: Teaching Drugs, Donald Trump’s “Oxy Electorate,” Opiate Addiction in Assam, and More!”

Special Response: Over 100 Researchers and Practitioners Respond to Rod Rosenstein on Safe Injection Sites

Editor’s Note: This post is in response to an op-ed published last month in The New York Times by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein argued against supervised injection sites.  In response to the current opioid crisis a number of cities in the United States are considering establishing safe injection sites for users of heroin and other illegalContinue reading “Special Response: Over 100 Researchers and Practitioners Respond to Rod Rosenstein on Safe Injection Sites”

Special Issue: Intoxication, New American Notes Online

Two of our favorite contributors at Points, Dr. Ingrid Walker and Alexine Fleck, have recently co-edited a special issue of NANO, New American Notes Online, a publication of the New York City College of Technology. The issue, released last month, deals with the theme of intoxication, and features articles from our assistant managing editor Kyle BridgeContinue reading “Special Issue: Intoxication, New American Notes Online”

Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue on Intoxication

EDITOR’S NOTE: Points contributors Ingrid Walker and Alexine Fleck are editing a special issue of NANO (New American Notes Online) with the theme Intoxication. Their call for papers is below. Get in touch before June 1, 2015! Intoxication is the red-headed stepchild of social and academic discourse about psychoactive substance use. Whether framed as use,Continue reading “Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue on Intoxication”

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