The War on Drugs is still ruining lives in Washington State. Getting thrown in jail and saddled with a criminal record for drug use prevents people from accessing services, and finding housing and jobs. Threatening people with arrest makes them afraid to ask for the help they need.
Washingtonians have known for a long time that treating drug use as a crime hasn’t worked. Commit to Change WA is a statewide effort to replace the failed policies of the past with proven approaches that address substance use disorder through prevention, outreach, and recovery services.
June 30, 2022
"WASHINGTON - The campaign behind a controversial initiative that would decriminalize personal amounts of almost all illegal drugs has ended its signature-gathering push to get the initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot....Read More
June 29, 2022
"The campaign behind an effort to decriminalize drugs and expand treatment and recovery services in Washington State has halted its push to qualify an initiative for November’s ballot...Read More
May 26, 2022
"This month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that more than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, a 14.9% upsurge from 2020. COVID-19 is believed to be part of the cause by fostering isolation and increasing barriers to already limited treatment...Read More