Training Catalog

[Training] Analyzing the U.S. War on Drugs & Racist Drug Policies (3 hours)

This three-hour training will explore the historical sources of criminalization and punitive attitudes surrounding drug use in the United States, including an in-depth examination of the racialized drug policies of the War on Drugs.

Learning Objectives  

Participants will:

  1. Define the War on Drugs  
  1. Name 2 ramifications of the War on Drugs that we see play out today 
  1. Be able to identify the four levels of racism 
  1. Name 2 pieces of historical legislation that have perpetuated the War on Drugs and mass incarceration  
  1. Identify 3 strategies to address the impacts of the War on Drugs in our communities 
  1. Challenge our own deeply held narratives as individuals and a country around drugs and drug use

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Audience: Employers/worksites, Providers, Substance Use Services, General Public