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Adler Alum Pushes for 
 Progressive Drug Policies 02.16.18
Adler Alum Pushes for
Progressive Drug Policies
02.16.18

The progressive drug policy work of an Adler University alumnus is getting attention on a state and national level.

New York Daily News recently published a piece by Jasmine Budnella, graduate of the university’s Master of Public Policy program. In it, she pushes for measures known to dramatically decrease the number of drug and substance use deaths — specifically, those tied to the ongoing opioid crisis.

“Supervised Injection Facilities, also known as Safer Consumption Spaces (SCS), are places where people can use preobtained narcotics in a controlled environment with support from staff trained to help participants make their drug use safer, to prevent and respond to overdoses, and to get related health and addiction services,” Budnella said, in the op-ed. “The first SCS opened over 30 years ago in Switzerland, and today (more than) 100 such facilities exist worldwide. Most importantly, not one life has ever been lost in these spaces.”

Read the full New York Daily News article to learn the other measures that Budnella is urging New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to adopt.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.