Carlyn Zwarenstein

    Carlyn is the author of On Opium: Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance—a book about pain, opioids, harm reduction and the overdose crisis. She’s based in Toronto.

    The Pandemic Accelerates the Rise⁠—and Criminalization⁠—of Tent Cities

    Just before we went into lockdown, I visited Sanctuary, a homelessness organization in Toronto, ...

    Five of the Ways Unsanctioned Harm Reduction Continues to Blaze Trails

    Unsanctioned grassroots initiatives—from the unofficial to the plain illegal—are both the origins and the ...

    Harm Production: Ontario’s Brutal Cuts Add Fuel to the Overdose Fire

    Viewed from the United States, Canada’s comparatively liberal social mores and universal healthcare would ...

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