Expert Marsha Rosenbaum on How to Educate Young People About Drugs

We're back with a new episode of DPA's podcast, Drugs & Stuff!


We pulled aside a handful of experts to talk with us during the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, and we'll be rolling out those conversations over the next few weeks.

First up we have Marsha Rosenbaum, who sat down to talk with us about what drug education should look like for young people, and her experience as a mother, researcher and drug policy reformer trying to get schools to implement a curriculum grounded in science and harm reduction.

Marsha founded DPA's San Francisco office and is the author of the prominent education booklet, "Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs." From 1977 to 1995 she was the principal investigator on National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded studies of heroin addiction, methadone maintenance treatment, MDMA (Ecstasy), cocaine, and drug use during pregnancy. She is the author of three books, four education booklets, as well as numerous scholarly articles about drug use, addiction, women, treatment, and drug policy

We hope you enjoy this episode! Marsha is a delight to listen to. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @drugsnstuffDPA and tell your friends to subscribe to Drugs & Stuff!

This piece originally appeared on the Drug Policy Alliance blog.

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