Ralston, Meghan

Meghan Ralston is the Harm Reduction coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance.

An Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown on International Overdose Awareness Day

By Meghan Ralston
Drug Policy Alliance

Dear Governor Brown,

No other state in the country endures as many annual deaths from accidental drug overdose as California. In sheer numbers of lives lost, California bears the tragic, and embarrassing, distinction of being “number one.” Today is International Overdose Awareness Day and I’m hoping this is the day you will commit to leading us out of this needless tragedy.